Superconducting nano-mechanical diamond resonators

In this work we present the fabrication and characterization of superconducting nano-mechanical resonators made from nanocrystalline boron doped diamond (BDD). The oscillators can be driven and read out in their superconducting state and show quality factors as high as 40,000 at a resonance frequency of around 10 MHz. Mechanical damping is studied for magnetic fields up to 3 T where the resonators still show superconducting properties. Due to their simple fabrication procedure, the devices can easily be coupled to other superconducting circuits and their performance is comparable with state-of-the-art technology.

This paper was originally published in Carbon 72 (2014), 100-105.

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