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Active and Passive Electronic Components
Volume 15 (1993), Issue 3-4, Pages 177-186

High-Tc Superconducting Electronics: Implications of Reduced Dimensionality

E.H. Ginzton Research Center, Varian Associates, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1025, USA

Received 15 November 1992

Copyright © 1993 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


First, we present experimental evidence that Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O superconductors are effectively quasi-two dimensional, in both the normal and the superconducting state. Next, we analyze how this unusual property of the material influences the quest for active electronic components based on high-Tc superconductors, with focus on trilayer Josephson junctions and ferroelectric/superconductor field-effect devices.