Development of Magnetization Measurement Devices Using Micro-dc-SQUIDs and a Sr2RuO4 Microplate

Y. Nago, T. Shinozaki, S. Tsuchiya, R. Ishiguro, H. Kashiwaya, S. Kashiwaya, S. Nomura, K. Kono, H. Takayanagi, Y. Maeno

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We developed high-sensitivity magnetization measurement devices composed of micro-dc-SQUIDs and a superconducting Sr (Formula presented.) RuO (Formula presented.) microplate, aiming to investigate novel magnetic properties related to a spin-triplet chiral p-wave superconductor with a mesoscopic size. Micron-sized dc-SQUID was fabricated by thin Al electrodes, and the SQUID structure was improved to prevent magnetic fluxes from intruding into SQUID electrodes. A Sr (Formula presented.) RuO (Formula presented.) superconducting microplate was fabricated into the size as small as the SQUID loop using a focused ion beam and directly mounted on the SQUID with precise positioning for high-sensitivity magnetization measurements. In the preliminary magnetization measurements of this device, we observed vortices trapped into the plate and thus the lower critical field. The improved magnetization measurement device developed to exclude undesirable flux intrusion successfully enabled high-sensitivity detection of quantized vortex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-299
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May 1


  • Chiral p-wave superconductor
  • Mesoscopic superconductor
  • Quantized vortex
  • Superconducting quantum interference device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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