Superconducting Microresonators: Physics and Applications

@article{Zmuidzinas2012SuperconductingMP,
  title={Superconducting Microresonators: Physics and Applications},
  author={Jonas Zmuidzinas},
  journal={Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics},
  year={2012},
  volume={3},
  pages={169-214}
}
  • J. Zmuidzinas
  • Published 15 February 2012
  • Physics, Education
  • Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics
Interest in superconducting microresonators has grown dramatically over the past decade. Resonator performance has improved substantially through the use of improved geometries and materials as well as a better understanding of the underlying physics. These advances have led to the adoption of superconducting microresonators in a large number of low-temperature experiments and applications. This review outlines these developments, with particular attention given to the use of superconducting… 

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