Anomalous Switching Current Distributions in Superconducting Weak Links

Andrei D. Zaikin, Dmitry Golubev

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We analyze the problem of supercurrent instability in highly transparent weak links. We identify several macroscopic quantum tunneling (MQT) regimes and predict a non-trivial non-monotonous dependence of the switching current distribution on temperature which can be observed in MQT experiments with transparent superconducting weak links.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1700305
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number7
Early online date15 May 2018
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • electrons
  • Josephson effect
  • Josephson junctions
  • Junctions
  • Quantum capacitance
  • quantum theory
  • Superconducting device measurements
  • Superconducting integrated circuits
  • superconductor-normal-superconductor devices
  • Tunneling


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