The Superconducting Tunnel Junction As a Voltage-Tunable Source of Monochromatic Phonon Pulses

  • H. Kinder


A new method has been presented for generating tunable monochromatic phonon pulses by superconducting tunnel junctions.1 This method makes use of the phonon bremsstrahlung generated by the fast quasiparticles injected by tunneling. The bremsstrahlung has a continuous spectrum2 which breaks off discontinuously at the maximum frequency
$${{w}_{M}}=\left( eV-2{{\Delta }_{G}} \right)/\hbar $$
where V is the battery voltage and ΔG is the energy gap.


Battery Voltage Superconducting Tunnel Junction Detector Film Detector Junction Thin Detector 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Kinder
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  1. 1.Institut für FestkörperforschungKernforschungsanlage JülichGermany

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