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Title: Josephson junction Q-spoiler

Abstract

An automatic Q-spoiler comprising at least one Josephson tunnel junction connected in an LC circuit for flow of resonant current therethrough. When in use in a system for detecting the magnetic resonance of a gyromagnetic particle system, a high energy pulse of high frequency energy irradiating the particle system will cause the critical current through the Josephson tunnel junctions to be exceeded, causing the tunnel junctions to act as resistors and thereby damp the ringing of the high-Q detection circuit after the pulse. When the current has damped to below the critical current, the Josephson tunnel junctions revert to their zero-resistance state, restoring the Q of the detection circuit and enabling the low energy magnetic resonance signals to be detected.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6535925
Application Number:
ON: DE87007220
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; JOSEPHSON JUNCTIONS; USES; Q-SWITCHING; ELECTRON SPIN RESONANCE; ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE; NUCLEAR QUADRUPOLE RESONANCE; JUNCTIONS; MAGNETIC RESONANCE; RESONANCE; SUPERCONDUCTING JUNCTIONS; 420800* - Engineering- Electronic Circuits & Devices- (-1989); 420201 - Engineering- Cryogenic Equipment & Devices

Citation Formats

Clarke, J, Hilbert, C, Hahn, E L, and Sleator, T. Josephson junction Q-spoiler. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Clarke, J, Hilbert, C, Hahn, E L, & Sleator, T. Josephson junction Q-spoiler. United States.
Clarke, J, Hilbert, C, Hahn, E L, and Sleator, T. Tue . "Josephson junction Q-spoiler". United States.
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abstractNote = {An automatic Q-spoiler comprising at least one Josephson tunnel junction connected in an LC circuit for flow of resonant current therethrough. When in use in a system for detecting the magnetic resonance of a gyromagnetic particle system, a high energy pulse of high frequency energy irradiating the particle system will cause the critical current through the Josephson tunnel junctions to be exceeded, causing the tunnel junctions to act as resistors and thereby damp the ringing of the high-Q detection circuit after the pulse. When the current has damped to below the critical current, the Josephson tunnel junctions revert to their zero-resistance state, restoring the Q of the detection circuit and enabling the low energy magnetic resonance signals to be detected.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {3}
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