[volt-nuts] Homebrew JJ voltage standard

Dr. Frank Stellmach drfrank.stellmach at freenet.de
Thu Sep 9 20:15:04 UTC 2010


the crucial thing is definitely the JJ multi junction structuring, let 
it be a Nb-Al/Al2O3 Superconductor @ 4.2K of liquid He(4) or the HTC - 
YBCO @ 77K of liquid Nitrogen. Can't be done at home, and is for sure 
very expensive.

A can of 50l liq. He is not that expensive compared to the cost of the 
JJ element and the rest of the electronics.

At the Juelich institute, associated to the RWTH Aachen, Technical 
University, and my Physics Alma Mater, they have shown that HTC 
superconductors also can give a reasonable good accuracy of about 10^-8:


Anyhow, this is also not accessible for us as a homebrew standard, I think.

Too much expensive gear for high vacuum, sputtering and structuring is 
necessary for the production of such a device.


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