Granular superconductors for high kinetic inductance and low loss quantum devices

Aviv Glezer Moshe, Eli Farber, Guy Deutscher

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Granular aluminum is a promising material for high kinetic inductance devices such as qubit circuits. It has the advantage over atomically disordered materials such as NbNx, to maintain a high kinetic inductance concomitantly with a high quality factor. We show that high quality nano-scale granular aluminum films having a sharp superconducting transition with normal state resistivity values on the order of 1 × 10 5 μ ω cm and kinetic inductance values on the order of 10 n H / □ can be obtained, surpassing the state-of-the-art values. We argue that this is a result of the different nature of the metal-to-insulator transition, being electronic correlations driven (Mott type) in the former and disorder driven (Anderson type) in the latter.

Original languageEnglish
Article number062601
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - 10 Aug 2020


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