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NSQUID (nanowire superconducting quantum interference device)

n-SQUID (nanowire superconducting quantum interference device)
Nanowire superconducting: strands of DNA have been used as tiny scaffolds to create superconducting nanodevices that demonstrate a new type of quantum interference phenomenon.
Strands of DNA have been used as tiny scaffolds to create superconducting nanodevices that demonstrate a new type of quantum interference phenomenon. These nanowire quantum interference devices (NQIDs), which comprise a pair of suspended superconducting wires as thin as three to four molecular diameters (5 nm to 15 nm), could be used to measure magnetic fields and to map out the phase of the order parameter in regions of superconductivity.

1.D. Hopkins, D. Pekker, P. Goldbart, and A. Bezryadin, "Superconducting phase gradiometer made using DNA molecular templates", Science 308, 1762 (2005).
Single molecules can be used as perfect templates or scaffolds for metal deposition. 
For example, it is possible to decorate a single nanotube with a film of amorphous metal and produce a homogeneous nanowire of width in the range 5-10 nm.
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