Title

A study of the AC Josephson effect in S-N point contacts

Date of Award

1991

Availability

Article

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department

Physics

First Committee Member

Stewart E. Barnes, Committee Chair

Abstract

Conventional Josephson junctions are of the S-N-S type. In this study, an investigation of the possible AC Josephson effect in Superconductor-Normal point contacts will be carried out. The advantage that S-N point contacts have over the conventional Josephson junctions is the extreme simplicity and hence the low cost of their fabrication. The distribution of superconducting order in S-N point contacts is studied. The method of investigation is based on a numerical approach to the Ginzburg-Landau non-linear differential equations. The current distribution will be determined. A prediction will be made about the AC Josephson effect in S-N point contacts.

Keywords

Physics, Electricity and Magnetism; Physics, Condensed Matter

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