Josephson effect between nanoclusters in resonance conditions

  • Yu. N. Ovchinnikov
  • V. Z. Kresin
Order, Disorder, and Phase Transition in Condensed System


A general expression is derived for the Josephson current between nanoclusters. It is shown that, in the resonance conditions between electron levels of clusters, the expression for the current obtained in the tunnel Hamiltonian model becomes invalid. In the case of degeneracy or close to degeneracy of energy levels in isolated clusters, the critical Josephson current may exceed the value obtained in the model of tunnel Hamiltonian in the large parameter, viz., the ratio of the order parameter |Δ| to the distance between the resonance level and the levels closest to it.


Theoretical Physic Resonance Condition Orbital Angular Momentum Resonance Level Spherical Cluster 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Landau Institute of Theoretical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute for Physics of Complex SystemsDresdenGermany
  3. 3.Lawrence Berkeley LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkleyUSA

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