Our current research involves designing and fabricating a high temperature superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) using YBCO, which may give a better spatial resolution and a more cost-effective solution than the existing brain and heart imaging systems. We present our experimental measurements on the superconducting and insulating materials used in fabricating a next-generation SQUID.

This work was supported by WiSys Applied Research Grant (Ignite)  #102-4-812000-AAH1775 (2019–2021), UW-Parkside Summer Student Research Grant (2022), and URAP Award (2023).

Student Names: Hillary Cunliffe-Owen, Jack Binder

University: UW-Parkside

Adviser: Hom Kandel