Coulomb blockade thermometry

K. P. Hirvi, J. P. Kauppinen, A. N. Korotkov, M. A. Paalanen, J. P. Pekola

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One dimensional arrays of normal metal tunnel junctions have been found to exhibit properties which are very suitable for primary and secondary thermometry in a lithographically adjustable temperature range which extends over about two decades. The thermometer is remarkably insensitive to nonuniformities in the actual pattern and to even strong magnetic fields. We also discuss the behaviour of this device at very low temperatures where the hot electron effect due to poor electron phonon coupling ultimately takes over and at very high temperatures where the finite tunnel barrier effects appear. Short arrays, and especially single tunnel junctions show interesting deviations from the universal behaviour of the long array.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3345-3352
Number of pages8
JournalCzechoslovak Journal of Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1996
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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