A Simple Experiment for the Determination of the BCS Parameter in Normal Metals

  • G. Deutscher
  • C. Valette


When a normal metal N is in good electrical contact with a superconductor S it exhibits superconducting properties induced by the proximity effect1 and among these properties are the ability to carry a supercurrent and the Meissner effect.


Normal Metal Simple Experiment Screen Length Meissner Effect Good Electrical Contact 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Deutscher
    • 1
  • C. Valette
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyTel Aviv UniversityIsrael
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Physique des SolidesUniversité de Paris-SudOrsayFrance

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