Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorMcConkey, Thomas 21:06:39 (GMT) 21:06:39 (GMT)
dc.description.abstractThe nonlinear electrodynamic characteristics and presence of vortex dynamics in pseudo 2-dimensional microbridges make them attractive to design novel passive and active microwave circuits. Before such applications could be feasibly accomplished, a greater understanding of the the these devices are necessary, by a complete DC, microwave and optoelectronic characterization. A cryostat design and construction is discussed including the creation of test beds for DC characterization. Coplanar waveguide (CPW) design methodology is presented and used for the creation of CPWs for microwave characterization. Microbridges and meander lines are also embedded into the CPWs for determining the microwave performance of said devices and for optoelectronic characterizations. Results are compared against accepted results from theory and simulations, introducing vortices as explanations for device behaviour. Feasibility of these devices as single photon detectors is discussed.en
dc.publisherUniversity of Waterlooen
dc.subjectHigh Temperature Superconductoren
dc.subjectYBCO Thin Filmen
dc.subjectMicrowave superconductoren
dc.subjectSuperconductor characterizationen
dc.titleDC, Microwave and Optoelectronic Characterization of YBa2Cu3O7-x Nano-Scale Thin Film Structuresen
dc.typeMaster Thesisen
dc.subject.programElectrical and Computer Engineeringen and Computer Engineeringen
uws-etd.degreeMaster of Applied Scienceen

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record


University of Waterloo Library
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
519 888 4883

All items in UWSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.

DSpace software

Service outages