Atlas of Point Contact Spectra of Electron-Phonon Interactions in Metals

The characteristics of electrical contacts have long attracted the attention of researchers since these contacts are used in every electrical and electronic device. Earlier studies generally considered electrical contacts of large dimensions, having regions of current concentration with diameters su...

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Main Authors: Khotkevich, A.V., Yanson, Igor K. (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer US 1995, 1995
Edition:1st ed. 1995
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1. The Method of Point Contact Spectroscopy
  • 1.1 Models of Point Contacts
  • 1.2 Regimes of Electron Transport Through a Constriction
  • 1.3 Resistance at Zero Bias
  • 1.4 Nonequilibrium Electron Distribution Functions
  • 1.5 Principal Theoretical Relationships
  • 1.6 The Electron-phonon Interaction Point Contact Functions
  • 1.7 Heterocontacts
  • 1.8 Two-phonon Processes
  • 1.9 Comparison of Electron-phonon Interaction Point Contact Functions to Related Functions
  • 1.10 Background
  • 1.11 Point Contact Spectroscopy of Non-phonon Excitations
  • 1.12 Methods of Forming Point Contacts
  • 1.13 Quality Criteria
  • 1.14 Modulation Methods for Measuring Derivatives of the Current-voltage Characteristics
  • 1.15 Modulation Broadening of Spectral Lines
  • 1.16 Block Diagram of a Spectrometer
  • 1.17 The Procedure for Reconstruction of the Electron-phonon Interaction Point Contact Function From Measured Characteristics
  • 1.18 Pseudopotential Calculations of the Electron-phonon Interactio