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Point-Contact Spectroscopy

  • Yu. G. Naidyuk
  • I. K. Yanson

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 145)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Yu. G. Naidyuk, I. K. Yanson
    Pages 1-4
  3. Yu. G. Naidyuk, I. K. Yanson
    Pages 5-15
  4. Yu. G. Naidyuk, I. K. Yanson
    Pages 17-40
  5. Yu. G. Naidyuk, I. K. Yanson
    Pages 41-52
  6. Yu. G. Naidyuk, I. K. Yanson
    Pages 53-97
  7. Yu. G. Naidyuk, I. K. Yanson
    Pages 99-123
  8. Yu. G. Naidyuk, I. K. Yanson
    Pages 125-138
  9. Yu. G. Naidyuk, I. K. Yanson
    Pages 139-152
  10. Yu. G. Naidyuk, I. K. Yanson
    Pages 153-163
  11. Yu. G. Naidyuk, I. K. Yanson
    Pages 165-173
  12. Yu. G. Naidyuk, I. K. Yanson
    Pages 175-191
  13. Yu. G. Naidyuk, I. K. Yanson
    Pages 193-222
  14. Yu. G. Naidyuk, I. K. Yanson
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  15. Yu. G. Naidyuk, I. K. Yanson
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  16. Yu. G. Naidyuk, I. K. Yanson
    Pages 281-292
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 293-300

About this book

Introduction

A new type of spectroscopy, Point-Contact Spectroscopy, was created for the study of conduction electron interaction mechanism with a class of elementary excitations in solids. The goal of this book is to introduce readers to Point Contact Spectroscopy.

The physical principles of spectroscopy of quasi-particle excitations in metals at low temperatures by means of point contacts are presented. The point contact constitutes a tiny metallic bridge connecting bulk electrodes. Along with the most thoroughly studied phonon excitations, the interaction of electrons with other quasiparticles (magnons, crystal-field electron excitations, paramagnetic impurities, two-level systems, etc), are reviewed.

Various experimental techniques for point contact production are described. Examples of point-contact spectra are presented for pure metals, alloys and compounds, as well as for semimetals and semiconductors, high-Tc and other exotic superconductors, heavy fermion systems, Kondo-lattices, mixed valence compounds and more. Special attention is paid to contact conductance behavior in superconducting states, in high magnetic fields and under high-frequency radiation. The theoretical part of the book is restricted to presenting the main relations without superfluous details.

Point-Contact Spectroscopy includes more than 200 figures.

Keywords

Josephson effect STEM Semiconductor Superconductor alloy crystal spectroscopy

Authors and affiliations

  • Yu. G. Naidyuk
    • 1
  • I. K. Yanson
    • 1
  1. 1.B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and EngineeringNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKharkivUkraine

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-6205-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-1938-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-6205-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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