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THERMAL IMPEDANCE AMPLIFIER

Patent Abstract: 

A thermal impedance amplifier includes: a resistive layer including: a resistance member; a first electrode in electrical communication with the resistance member; and a second electrode in electrical communication with the resistance member; a switch layer opposing the resistive layer and including: a switch member; a first switch electrode in electrical communication with the switch member; and a second switch electrode in electrical communication with the switch member, the switch member: switching from a first resistance to a second resistance in response to receiving phonons from the resistance member, being superconductive at the first resistance, and producing an amplified voltage in response to being at the second resistance; and a thermal conductor interposed between the resistance member and the switch member.

Inventors: 

McCaughan Adam, Verma Varun, Buckley Sonia, and Nam Sae Woo

Patent Number: 
10,236,433
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
18-002
Patent Issue Date: 
March 19, 2019
Phone: 
301-975-2573
Email: 
tpo@nist.gov
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