Physik der kondensierten Materie

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 119–137 | Cite as

Normal and superconducting properties of metallic grains (AI) embedded in a semiconductor (Ge): Experimental evidence for an additional attractive mechanism between electrons

  • A. Fontaine
  • F. Meunier


A resistivity study on AlGe films, co-evaporated at low temperatures, is presented, together with a structural study. We develop a model for the calculation of granular film resistivity.

The study of superconducting properties reveals the existence of an additional attraction mechanism between electrons. An interpretation is given for this mechanism: there exists an attractive interaction between electrons, related through a polarization wave in the dielectric.


Spectroscopy Neural Network State Physics Complex System Experimental Evidence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Fontaine
    • 1
  • F. Meunier
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique des SolidesLaboratoire associé au C.N.R.S. Faculté des SciencesOrsayFrance

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