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IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
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The Vortex File: A Proposal for A New Application of Type-Ii Superconductivity

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Thin-film type-II superconductors are proposed as a new storage medium for future Josephson computers. Vortices in thin films have much in common with magnetic bubbles; storage and propagation can be achieved with a periodic guiding structure and induced transport currents. The packing density was found to be similar to magnetic-bubble density, the maximum vortex shift rate is estimated to be several hundreds of Mbits/sec, being at least two orders of magnitude superior to bubbles. Single-vortex generation and detection schemes are investigated and it is found that the technology bears considerable potential, if thin-film type-II superconductors can be made with sufficiently low pinning forces. © 1979 IEEE

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01 Jan 1979

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IEEE Transactions on Magnetics

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