Ultra-Low Heat-Leak YBCO Superconducting Leads for Cryoelectronic Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-M-0116
Agency Tracking Number: N041-114-0766
Amount: $99,849.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: 2004
Solitcitation Topic Code: N04-114
Solitcitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
HYPRES., INC.
175 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY, 10523
Duns: 103734869
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert J.Webber
 Member of Technical Staff
 (914) 592-1190
 webber@hypres.com
Business Contact
 Edward Kulinski
Title: Vice President Finance an
Phone: (914) 592-1190
Email: ekulinski@hypres.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The overall goal of this project is to develop multiline patterned YBCO leads on commercially available flexible substrates, and show that these leads can be used to deliver the low currents and signals necessary for 4K superconducting electronics to operate with a dramatically reduced thermal load. The project will focus on depositing YBCO thick films on yttria stabilized zirconia flexible sheets that are thin enough to conduct little heat. A key problem to solve is to find a workable diffusion barrier that would allow in-situ reaction of the cuprate material without cross-contamination or excessive heat transport. The method will allow patterning of conductor lines which are size-compatible with conventional PCB technology. Extensive testing will be done at DC and RF frequencies, on a two-stage cryocooler and in vacuum.

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