Microscopic formulation for a Josephson array

S. E. Barnes

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The theory for an array of Josephson coupled superconductors is formulated in terms of temperature-ordered Feynman diagrams. The individual grains have an unperturbed ground state with a fixed number of electrons rather than a fixed phase. The formulation is illustrated by calculating the free energy. With relevant approximations this justifies the frequently used planar rotator model and the Giovannini-Weiss form for the free energy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number021
Pages (from-to)1923-1930
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics F: Metal Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Metals and Alloys


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