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Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 80, Issue 5–6, pp 223–235 | Cite as

Quantum dynamics of the charge in Josephson tunnel junctions

  • A. D. Zaikin
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Abstract

It is shown that (quasi) charge of a Josephson tunnel junction can be considered as a macroscopic quantum degree of freedom. In the adiabatic limit we derive the effective action of the tunnel junction in the quasicharge representation and calculate the quantum decay rate of the charge states.

Keywords

Decay Rate Magnetic Material Charge State Effective Action Tunnel Junction 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. D. Zaikin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied PhysicsDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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