Home
For authors
Submission status

Current
Archive
Archive (English)
   Volumes 21-40
   Volumes 1-20
   Volumes 41-62
      Volume 62
      Volume 61
      Volume 60
      Volume 59
      Volume 58
      Volume 57
      Volume 56
      Volume 55
      Volume 54
      Volume 53
      Volume 52
      Volume 51
      Volume 50
      Volume 49
      Volume 48
      Volume 47
      Volume 46
      Volume 45
      Volume 44
      Volume 43
      Volume 42
      Volume 41
Search
VOLUME 60 | ISSUE 12 | PAGE 876
Free energy of superconducting islands with even land odd numbers of electrons
The difference between the thermodynamic potentials with odd and even numbers of electrons is calculated for unusual superconductors which have zeros in the spectrum of elementary excitations. The current through a superconducting electrometer with a Coulomb blockade made from such a superconductor is independent of the parity of the number of electrons in the electrometer. There can be a dependence of this sort only if the spectrum of the superconducting material is free of zeros. © 1994 American Institute of Physics.




Permission given by American Institute of Physics is appreciated.