On the Quasiparticle- and Super-Current at the Finite Temperature Josephson Junction

  • Alfred Rieckers
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 135)


In the temperature dependent reconstructed quantum mechanics over the limiting Gibbs state for two weakly coupled superconductors the effective dynamics is worked out and the current operator is expressed in terms of gauge covariant quasi-particle and condensed Cooper pair fields, where only the latter exhibit macroscopic quantum features.


Josephson Junction Strong Operator Topology Macroscopic Quantum Superselection Rule Macroscopic Phase 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfred Rieckers
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical Sciences Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of TübingenTübingenWest Germany

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