Principles of Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy

Principles of Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy

by E. L. Wolf


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Principles of Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy by E. L. Wolf

This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of solid state electron tunneling phenomena, with emphasis on their systematic application in junction devices to probe electronic and vibrational properties of superconductors, normal metals, semiconductors, and thin insulating barrier layers. The quantum-mechanical foundations of the subject are traced, and the most active areas of tunneling research are covered in a uniform and coherent manner. A thorough treatment of experimental techniques in tunneling research is provided, along with an introduction to the relevant techniques of data analysis.

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ISBN-13: 9780199589494
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/13/2012
Pages: 680
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Edward Wolf is a condensed matter physicist with long career including industrial and academic, and administrative appointments. He is best known as an authority on electron tunneling spectroscopy, particularly including effects related to superconductivity and the superconducting proximity effect. He has specialized recently in physics related to nanotechnology. He is the author of over 100 research papers and has supervised Ph. D. thesis research of about a dozen students. His specialties include electron tunneling spectroscopy, the physics of superconductors, scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy, and the physics and technology of nanoscale materials and devices. He is Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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