Method for Detection of Weak Links in the Current Path of Electrically Continuous Superconductors

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Weak links in superconductors are detected by observing the effect of magnetic field modulation on the microwave resistance of superconductors. The phase-detected response to the magnetic modulation can show a peak at Tc. The presence of peak(s) at temperatures below Tc indicates the presence of weak links in the superconductor.

Patent Status: U.S. patent(s) 4,904,929 issued.

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