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Title: High-kinetic inductance additive manufactured superconducting microwave cavity

We present that investigations into the microwave surface impedance of superconducting resonators have led to the development of single photon counters that rely on kinetic inductance for their operation, while concurrent progress in additive manufacturing, “3D printing,” opens up a previously inaccessible design space for waveguide resonators. In this manuscript, we present results from the synthesis of these two technologies in a titanium, aluminum, vanadium (Ti-6Al-4V) superconducting radio frequency resonator which exploits a design unattainable through conventional fabrication means. Additionally, we find that Ti-6Al-4V has two distinct superconducting transition temperatures observable in heat capacity measurements. The higher transition temperature is in agreement with DC resistance measurements, while the lower transition temperature, not previously known in the literature, is consistent with the observed temperature dependence of the superconducting microwave surface impedance. From the surface reactance, we extract a London penetration depth of 8 ± 3 μm—roughly an order of magnitude larger than other titanium alloys and several orders of magnitude larger than other conventional elemental superconductors.
Authors:
ORCiD logo [1] ;  [1] ; ORCiD logo [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  2. The University of Texas at El Paso, TX (United States). W.M. Keck Center
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-733239
Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344; 16-SI-004
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 111; Journal Issue: 20; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE
OSTI Identifier:
1409952
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1414846

Holland, Eric T., Rosen, Yaniv J., Materise, Nicholas, Woollett, Nathan, Voisin, Thomas, Morris Wang, Y., Torres, Sharon G., Mireles, Jorge, Carosi, Gianpaolo, and DuBois, Jonathan L.. High-kinetic inductance additive manufactured superconducting microwave cavity. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1063/1.5000241.
Holland, Eric T., Rosen, Yaniv J., Materise, Nicholas, Woollett, Nathan, Voisin, Thomas, Morris Wang, Y., Torres, Sharon G., Mireles, Jorge, Carosi, Gianpaolo, & DuBois, Jonathan L.. High-kinetic inductance additive manufactured superconducting microwave cavity. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5000241.
Holland, Eric T., Rosen, Yaniv J., Materise, Nicholas, Woollett, Nathan, Voisin, Thomas, Morris Wang, Y., Torres, Sharon G., Mireles, Jorge, Carosi, Gianpaolo, and DuBois, Jonathan L.. 2017. "High-kinetic inductance additive manufactured superconducting microwave cavity". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5000241. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1409952.
@article{osti_1409952,
title = {High-kinetic inductance additive manufactured superconducting microwave cavity},
author = {Holland, Eric T. and Rosen, Yaniv J. and Materise, Nicholas and Woollett, Nathan and Voisin, Thomas and Morris Wang, Y. and Torres, Sharon G. and Mireles, Jorge and Carosi, Gianpaolo and DuBois, Jonathan L.},
abstractNote = {We present that investigations into the microwave surface impedance of superconducting resonators have led to the development of single photon counters that rely on kinetic inductance for their operation, while concurrent progress in additive manufacturing, “3D printing,” opens up a previously inaccessible design space for waveguide resonators. In this manuscript, we present results from the synthesis of these two technologies in a titanium, aluminum, vanadium (Ti-6Al-4V) superconducting radio frequency resonator which exploits a design unattainable through conventional fabrication means. Additionally, we find that Ti-6Al-4V has two distinct superconducting transition temperatures observable in heat capacity measurements. The higher transition temperature is in agreement with DC resistance measurements, while the lower transition temperature, not previously known in the literature, is consistent with the observed temperature dependence of the superconducting microwave surface impedance. From the surface reactance, we extract a London penetration depth of 8 ± 3 μm—roughly an order of magnitude larger than other titanium alloys and several orders of magnitude larger than other conventional elemental superconductors.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5000241},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 20,
volume = 111,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {11}
}