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Single-Electron Tunneling and Mesoscopic Devices

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference SQUID ’91 (Sessions on SET and Mesoscopic Devices), Berlin, Fed. Rep. of Germany, June 18–21, 1991

  • Hans Koch
  • Heinz Lübbig
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Series in Electronics and Photonics book series (SSEP, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Single-Electron Tunneling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. V. Averin, K. K. Likharev
      Pages 3-12
    3. C. Urbina, P. Lafarge, H. Pothier, D. Esteve, M. Devoret
      Pages 23-44
    4. A. N. Korotkov, D. V. Averin, K. K. Likharev, S. A. Vasenko, M. Devoret
      Pages 45-59
    5. Yu. V. Nazarov, S. V. Vyshenskii
      Pages 61-66
    6. I. Takeuchi, J. S. Tsai, S. Ishizaka, T. Yoshitake, S. Satoh, J. Fujita
      Pages 75-81
  3. Bloch Oscillations

  4. Arrays

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. P. Delsing, D. B. Haviland, T. Claeson, K. K. Likharev, A. N. Korotkov
      Pages 97-103
    3. R. Fazio, G. Schön
      Pages 105-120
    4. H. S. J. van der Zant, F. C. Fritschy, T. P. Orlando, J. E. Mooij
      Pages 121-126
    5. M. Amman, E. Ben-Jacob, Z. Hermon
      Pages 127-135

About these proceedings


Single-electron tunneling (SET) and related phenomena have recently come to be considered as "hot topics". This also became apparent when we organized the 4th International Conference on Superconducting and Quantum Effect Devices and Their Applications, SQUID'91, which was held June 18-21, 1991, in Berlin, Germany. Impressed by the number of contributions dedicated to the new physics of ultrasmall devices, we deemed it appropriate to devote this volume of the Springer Series in Electronics and Photonics to these specialized proceedings. The other contributions presented at SQUID'91, which are more conventional in character but nevertheless contain excitingly innovative results, are published separately as Volume 64 of the series Springer Proceedings in Physics. At first glance it seems strange that a conference abbreviated SQUID'91 should attract so many papers on non-superconducting devices, and in fact the first SQUID'XX conferences dealt exclusively with the physics and technology of Josephson junctions, SQUIDs and other superconducting devices and their ap­ plications. However, many concepts developed for superconducting devices, like tunneling, flux quantization, and flux-charge conjugation, appeared to be suitable for ultrasmall non-superconducting structures as well, and many researchers in the field of superconducting devices extended their activities accordingly. Thus the extension of the conference programme evolved quite informally. Meanwhile, the meetings established themselves as well-known conference series tradition­ ally appreciated by the SQUID community for its balanced mixture of physics and technology, review and preview. SQUID'XX became a kind of a trademark.


Integrated Electronics Quantum Effect Devices Single-Electron Tunneling Superconductivity electronics

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Koch
    • 1
  • Heinz Lübbig
    • 1
  1. 1.Physikalisch-Technische BundesanstaltInstitut BerlinBerlin 10Fed. Rep. of Germany

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