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Superconducting Devices For Digital Systems
Published 1979 · Physics
The performance of digital electronic systems constructed from semiconductor components will be limited by power dissipation, high electric field effects, and interconnection resistance. The low voltages and power dissipation and the vanishing resistance made available by superconducting electronics relieve these problems. The ability of semiconductor devices and superconductors to satisfy the requirements of digital electronics are compared in terms of many specific features. Advantages of the low temperature environment that are independent of the device employed are also described.