The Effect of Microwaves on Tunnel Junctions

  • Ivan K. Schuller
  • E. D. Dahlberg
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 65)


Interest in the effects of microwave radiation incident on tunnel junctions first arose nearly twenty years ago in the early 1960’s. Even though research, both theoretical and experimental, has been extensive in this area, it has not been exhaustive. Recent renewed interest has been motivated by theoretical predictions and experimental observations relating to redistribution of quasiparticles and their relationship to the “gap enhancement” phenomenon. In the present paper we will describe the effect of microwaves on tunnel junctions excluding specifically “gap enhancement,” which will be described in Chapter 7 by J. E. Mooij.


Microwave Power Tunnel Junction Tunneling Current Microwave Field Voltage Standing Wave Ratio 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivan K. Schuller
    • 1
  • E. D. Dahlberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Solid State Science DivisionArgonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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