Tunneling: A Probe of Nonequilibrium Superconductivity

  • Kenneth E. Gray
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 65)


This Chapter will begin with a review of the BCS theory of superconductivity and basic tunneling theory, which will form the basis for much of the discussion in other chapters. Many important nonequilibrium experiments have resulted from the use of two tunnel junctions: one to create a nonequilibrium state and another to measure it. The remainder of this Chapter will discuss examples of superimposed tunnel junctions, i.e., in which one film is common to both junctions.


Tunnel Junction Aluminum Film Coherence Factor Quasiparticle State Double Junction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth E. Gray
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  1. 1.Solid State Science DivisionArgonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA

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