Nonequilibrium Superconductivity, Phonons, and Kapitza Boundaries

  • Kenneth E. Gray

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 65)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. W. Eisenmenger
    Pages 73-109
  3. V. Narayanamurti
    Pages 111-129
  4. Ivan K. Schuller, E. D. Dahlberg
    Pages 169-190
  5. J. E. Mooij
    Pages 191-229
  6. A. B. Pippard
    Pages 341-352
  7. John Clarke
    Pages 353-422
  8. Albert Schmid
    Pages 423-480
  9. C. J. Pethick, H. Smith
    Pages 481-520
  10. Charles M. Falco, James C. Garland
    Pages 521-540
  11. W. J. Skocpol
    Pages 559-592
  12. P. E. Lindelof, J. Bindslev Hansen
    Pages 593-619
  13. R. P. Huebener
    Pages 621-664
  14. D. Goodstein, G. Paternò, F. Scaramuzzi, P. Taborek
    Pages 665-672
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 683-699

About this book


The importance of phonons has long been recognized by research­ ers in nonequilibrium superconductivity. Similarly, experimentalists studying phonons at low temperatures have relied heavily on supercon­ ductors as sources and detectors. To a large extent this symbiotic relationship has developed with a general mutual awareness; however, to our knowledge these subjects have never been treated together in conferences or study institutes. It was with the hope of further contributing to the awareness and communication between workers in these areas that this NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) has been conceived. A second, but equally important, reason for holding this ASI is to fill a void by providing the first general textbook in this important area of physics. Therefore, there was an emphasis on the tutorial nature of the lectures and written contributions to this textbook. It should not go unnoticed that the experimental and theoretical concepts covered in this textbook are of paramount importance to the various applications of superconductors. Almost by definition, the use of a superconductor implies a nonequilibrium state! For example, phonon conduction to the helium bath is important in devices ranging from microscopic Josephson junctions to large scale magnets and transmission lines. Knowledge of the more fundamental nonequilibrium effects can aid in our understanding of devices as well as provide the potential for entirely new applications.


Josephson junction Potential Superconductor experiment optics physics semiconductor superconductivity

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenneth E. Gray
    • 1
  1. 1.Argonne National LaboratoryUS Department of EnergyArgonneUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-3937-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-3935-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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