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Il Nuovo Cimento D

, Volume 18, Issue 6, pp 771–773 | Cite as

Comments on an experiment of resonant tunnelling between macroscopically distinct quantum levels

  • P. Silvestrini
  • B. Ruggiero
  • A. Esposito
  • Y. N. Ovchinnikov
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Summary

In an important experiment performed on a SQUID system, Rouse, Han and Lukens report the first observation of resonant tunnelling between macroscopically distinct quantum levels. We support the experiment with the first theoretical approach for the phenomenon.

PACS 74.50

Proximity effects, tunneling phenomena and Josephson effects 

PACS 03.65

Quantum theory quantum mechanics 

PACS 05.30

Quantum statistical mechanics 

PACS 05.40

Fluctuation phenomena, random processes, and Brownian motion 

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© Società Italiana di Fisica 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Silvestrini
    • 1
  • B. Ruggiero
    • 1
  • A. Esposito
    • 1
  • Y. N. Ovchinnikov
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Cibernetica del CNRNapoliItaly

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