9. Macroscopic Quantum Tunneling in Thin Wires

  1. Prof. Alexey Bezryadin

Published Online: 24 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9783527651931.ch9

Superconductivity in Nanowires: Fabrication and Quantum Transport

Superconductivity in Nanowires: Fabrication and Quantum Transport

How to Cite

Bezryadin, A. (2012) Macroscopic Quantum Tunneling in Thin Wires, in Superconductivity in Nanowires: Fabrication and Quantum Transport, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527651931.ch9

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:

  • fugacity of QPS;
  • Giordano model;
  • Khlebnikov theory;
  • quantum phase slips;
  • tunneling of Little's phase slips

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Giordano Model of Quantum Phase Slips (QPS) in Thin Wires

  • Experimental Tests of the Giordano Model

  • Golubev and Zaikin QPS Theory

  • Khlebnikov Theory

  • Spheres of Influence of QPS and TAPS Regimes

  • Kurkijärvi–Garg Model

  • Theorem: Inverse Relationship between Dispersion and the Slope of the Switching Rate Curve