8. Stochastic Premature Switching and Kurkijärvi Theory

  1. Prof. Alexey Bezryadin

Published Online: 24 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9783527651931.ch8

Superconductivity in Nanowires: Fabrication and Quantum Transport

Superconductivity in Nanowires: Fabrication and Quantum Transport

How to Cite

Bezryadin, A. (2012) Stochastic Premature Switching and Kurkijärvi Theory, in Superconductivity in Nanowires: Fabrication and Quantum Transport, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527651931.ch8

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:

  • Kurkijärvi's theory;
  • quantum phase slips (QPS);
  • thermally activated phase slips (TAPS);
  • dispersion of the switching current;
  • premature switching

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Stochastic Switching Revealed by VI Characteristics

  • “Geiger Counter” for Little's Phase Slips

  • Measuring Switching Current Distributions

  • Kurkijärvi–Fulton–Dunkleberger (KFD) Transformation

  • Examples of Applying KFD Transformations

  • Inverse KFD Transformation

  • Universal 3/2 Power Law for Phase Slip Barrier

  • Rate of Thermally Activated Phase Slips at High Currents

  • Kurkijärvi Dispersion Power Laws of 2/3 and 1/3