Thermal fluctuations and the Josephson supercurrent

J. T. Anderson, A. M. Goldman

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The effects of thermal fluctuations on the dc Josephson effect are examined experimentally through measurements of the current-voltage characteristic. The results are compared with a calculation due to Ambegaokar and Halperin which uses an analogy with the Brownian motion of a particle in a field of force.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-131
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1969

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t Supported in part by the US Atomic Energy Commission under contract $ Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow.


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