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4K Cryocooler Implementation of a DC Programmable Voltage Standard

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Author(s)

Charles J. Burroughs, Robert J. Webber, Paul Dresselhaus, Samuel Benz

Abstract

NIST and Hypres, Inc. have been collaborating to develop a 1 Volt DC programmable Josephson voltage standard (PJVS) that operates on a closed-cycle refrigerator. The goal of this work is to construct a platform that will allow the chip to work at 4 K without liquid helium, therby making the system more convenient and eliminating the need for users to handle liquid cryogens. In our existing PJVS systems, the Josephson chip temperature is the only parameter that is not computer controlled. The addition of a cryocooler will allow automated warming and cooling of the Josephson device and enable an intrinsic voltage standard system in which every control function is automated, and the only required user input is the desired output voltage. The cryocooler packeage is designed to allow PJVS chips to be easily interchanged between the cryocooler and liquid helium cryoprobes.
Citation
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Volume
13
Issue
2

Keywords

Josephson voltage standard, dc voltage, cryocooler, SNS Josephson junctions

Citation

Burroughs, C. , Webber, R. , Dresselhaus, P. and Benz, S. (2003), 4K Cryocooler Implementation of a DC Programmable Voltage Standard, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=30738 (Accessed May 26, 2024)

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Created May 31, 2003, Updated October 12, 2021