Vortex Dynamics in Networks of Josephson Junctions

  • Ulrich Eckern
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 218)


Since the proposal by Josephson1 in 1962 that a tunnel Junction, i.e. two superconductors weakly coupled through an oxide barrier, should show a zero-voltage supercurrent due to the tunneling of Cooper pairs, this system has been studied with unending enthusiasm. In particular, initiated by Leggett,2 the last decade has seen a remarkable activity in a field which is often called Quantum Mechanics of Macroscopic Variables;3 experiments on small Josephson junctions at low temperature are found to be in excellent agreement with theoretical predictions.


Continuum Limit Josephson Junction Tunnel Junction Adiabatic Limit External Current 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Eckern
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  1. 1.Institut für Theorie der Kondensierten MaterieUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheFederal Republic of Germany

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