Conference on Future Trends in Superconductive Electronics. Held at Charlottesville, Virginia, on March 23-25, 1978,
VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE DEPT OF PHYSICS
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In 1967 a symposium entitled Physics of Superconducting Devices, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, was held in Charlottesville at the University of Virginia to exchange ideas on techniques and devices made possible by the unique properties of superconductors, particularly, but not exclusively, ones based on the Josephson effects. This meeting was extremely successful and included some of the earliest discussion of SQUIDs, magnetometers, the voltage standard, the noise thermometer, devices based on thin film bridges, and Josephson devices as electromagnetic detectors and as possible computer elements. Now, eleven years later, SQUID magnetometers are commercial devices, enormous progress has been made toward practical high speed digital devices, and Josephson devices may be on the verge of competing usefully as detectors of electromagnetic radiation. It can be argued that superconducting devices have indeed emerged from the research laboratory and are becoming attractive candidates for use in electronic systems offering heretofore unavailable levels of precision, speed, sensitivity and low loss. The Conference on Future Trends in Superconductive Electronics addressed the interface between those who study and develop devices and those who design and produce practical electronic systems.
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Quantum Theory and Relativity