We have developed a picovoltmeter using a Nb dc Superconducting QUantum Interference Device (SQUID) for measuring the flux-flow voltage from a small number of vortices moving through a submicron weak-pinning superconducting channel. We have applied this picovoltmeter to measure the vortex response in a single channel arranged in a circle on a Corbino disk geometry. The circular channel allows the vortices to follow closed orbits without encountering any sample edges, thus eliminating the influence of entry barriers.
Plourde, Britton; Heitmann, T. W.; Yu, Kang; Song, C.; and DeFeo, M. P., "Picovoltmeter for Probing Vortex Dynamics in a Single Weak-Pinning Corbino Channel" (2008). Physics. Paper 127.
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