2. Selected Theoretical Topics Relevant to Superconducting Nanowires

  1. Prof. Alexey Bezryadin

Published Online: 24 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9783527651931.ch2

Superconductivity in Nanowires: Fabrication and Quantum Transport

Superconductivity in Nanowires: Fabrication and Quantum Transport

How to Cite

Bezryadin, A. (2012) Selected Theoretical Topics Relevant to Superconducting Nanowires, in Superconductivity in Nanowires: Fabrication and Quantum Transport, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527651931.ch2

Author Information

  1. Department of Physics, University of Illinois, 1110 West Green Street, Champaign IL 61801, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 17 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527408320

Online ISBN: 9783527651931

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Keywords:

  • fluctuations in nanowires;
  • Gibbs energy;
  • Helmholtz energy;
  • Little–Parks effect;
  • GL equation;
  • superconducting nanowires

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Free or Usable Energy of Superconducting Condensates

  • Helmholtz and Gibbs Free Energies

  • Fluctuation Probabilities

  • Work Performed by a Current Source on the Condensate in a Thin Wire

  • Helmholtz Energy of Superconducting Wires

  • Gibbs Energy of Superconducting Wires

  • Relationship between Gibbs and Helmholtz Energy Densities

  • Relationship between Thermal Fluctuations and Usable Energy

  • Calculus of Variations

  • Ginzburg–Landau Equations

  • Little–Parks Effect

  • Kinetic Inductance and the CPR of a Thin Wire

  • Drude Formula and the Density of States