Transitions from the equilibrium state of a hysteretic Josephson junction induced by self-generated shot noise

E. Ben-Jacob*, D. J. Bergman, B. J. Matkowsky, Z. Schuss

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Abstract

We postulate the existence of self-generated normal current shot noise due to the long-lived voltage fluctuations in a hysteretic Josephson juntion. The resulting low temperature transition rates out of the (zero voltage) superconducting state are much larger than those arising from Johnson noise alone. Excellent agreement with experiments is then achieved at all temperatures. The problematic aspects of the theory are pointed out and discussed briefly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-347
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters A
Volume99
Issue number6-7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 12 1983

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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