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Fundamentals and Frontiers of the Josephson Effect

  • Francesco Tafuri

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 286)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. S. V. Bakurskiy, A. A. Golubov, M. Yu. Kupriyanov
    Pages 81-116
  3. Yasuhiro Asano, Yukio Tanaka
    Pages 117-145
  4. Arturo Tagliacozzo, Alfredo Levy Yeyati
    Pages 147-207
  5. John R. Kirtley
    Pages 209-233
  6. Davide Massarotti, Francesco Tafuri
    Pages 235-274
  7. John R. Kirtley
    Pages 339-366
  8. Reinhold Kleiner, Huabing Wang
    Pages 367-454
  9. Davide Massarotti, Francesco Tafuri
    Pages 455-512
  10. Thilo Bauch, Edoardo Trabaldo, Floriana Lombardi
    Pages 513-528
  11. Dmitry Golubev, Thilo Bauch, Floriana Lombardi
    Pages 529-553
  12. John Gallop, Ling Hao
    Pages 555-585
  13. Samuel P. Benz
    Pages 587-609
  14. Oleg Mukhanov, Nobuyuki Yoshikawa, Ivan P. Nevirkovets, Mutsuo Hidaka
    Pages 611-701
  15. Anton Frisk Kockum, Franco Nori
    Pages 703-741 Open Access
  16. Y. Sato, E. Hoskinson, R. E. Packard
    Pages 765-810

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date description of the Josephson effect, a topic of never-ending interest in both fundamental and applied physics.  In this volume, world-renowned experts present the unique aspects of the physics of the Josephson effect, resulting from the use of new materials, of hybrid architectures and from the possibility of realizing nanoscale junctions. These new experimental capabilities lead to systems where novel coherent phenomena and transport processes emerge. Recent examples include, for instance, the use of Josephson junctions for the detection of Majorana fermions and for superconducting qubits. All this is of great relevance and impact, especially when combined with the didactic approach of the book. The reader will benefit from a general and modern view of coherent phenomena in weakly-coupled superconductors on a macroscopic scale.  Topics that have been only recently discussed in specialized papers and in short reviews are described here for the first time and organized in a general framework. An important section of the book is also devoted to applications, with focus on long-term, future applications. In addition to a significant number of illustrations, the book includes numerous tables for comparative studies on technical aspects. 


Andreev Spectra Hybrid Josephson Junctions Josephson Current Josephson Effect Josephson Effect Reference Josephson Junctions for Metrology Majorana Fermions Nanosquids SQUIDs Supercoducting Junctions Superconducting Qubits Weak Links Nad Tunnel Junctions

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesco Tafuri
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica “E.Pancini”Università di Napoli Federico IINapoliItaly

About the editors

Francesco Tafuri is Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Napoli Federico II. He earned his PhD from the University of Napoli, with further work at the Lawrence Berkeley  Laboratory,  the New York State University at Stony Brook, and as a Fulbright Fellow at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. His scientific interests fall in the field of superconductivity with a focus on the Josephson effect, on macroscopic quantum phenomena and on high critical temperature superconductivity, with many contributions to the study of quantum properties of Josephson hybrid junctions with unconventional barriers/superconducting electrodes and of mesoscopic and nanoscale superconducting  systems. He has co-authored about 130 articles in peer reviewed journals on the Josephson effect and related phenomena.

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