PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To obtain a superconductive accelerometer having a higher resolving power with a smaller and simple structure by removing the oscillation of an inertial mass as caused by the convection of a refrigerant as noise in the detection of acceleration.
SOLUTION: This apparatus comprises an inertial mass 10 suspended swingably within a magnetically shielded space in the atmosphere of a gas, a permanent magnet 14 as magnetic field generation means arranged adjacent to it, a SQUID fluxmeter 15 for measuring changes in magnetic flux as caused by variations of the interval between the inertial mass and the magnetic field generation means, A magnetic shield 11, the SQUID fluxmeter 15 and the internal mass 10 surrounding the space are made of a high temperature superconductive material. Thus, the magnetic shield is cooled down below the critical temperature in the transition to the superconductive state thereof, thereby keeping the whole of the accelerometer below the critical temperature in the transition to the superconductive state thereof.
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