Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 78, Issue 1–2, pp 131–139 | Cite as

Macroscopic quantum tunneling in unshunted Josephson junctions

  • Herbert Simanjuntak
  • Leon Gunther


Macroscopic quantum tunneling (MQT) in a Josephson junction (JJ) is considered. The typical I–V curve of a JJ is used for the expressions of the tunneling and thermal activation rates of the phase of a JJ in order to help clarify the role of the dynamical resistance in MQT in Josephson junctions. The participating parameters in the expressions of the rates are experimentally independently measurable.


Magnetic Material Activation Rate Versus Curve Thermal Activation Josephson Junction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert Simanjuntak
    • 1
  • Leon Gunther
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyTufts UniversityMedford
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsTechnion UniversityHaifaIsrael

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