Quasiparticle propagation and recombination in bulk, superconducting Pb

P. Hu, R. C. Dynes, V. Narayanamurti, H. Smith, W. F. Brinkman

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The propagation characteristics of quasiparticles in bulk superconducting Pb single crystals is studied. A transition from quasiparticle diffusion to diffusion of the combined gas of quasiparticles and phonons is observed as the temperature is increased. The intrinsic quasiparticle recombination time, as well as the decay time of the quasiparticle density, is determined. The latter is found to be at least an order of magnitude longer than this quasiparticle recombination time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-364
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1977

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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