Register to reply

What is kinetic capacitance in superconductors or in solid state in general?

Share this thread:
Mar2-12, 11:40 AM
P: 21

I would appreciate it if anyone could explain to me what "kinetic capacitance" is, particularly in the context of superconductors or solids.

I understand "kinetic inductance" which comes from the kinetic energy of the conducting electrons but can not make the analogy for capacitance.

Thank you!
Phys.Org News Partner Physics news on
'Squid skin' metamaterials project yields vivid color display
Scientists control surface tension to manipulate liquid metals (w/ Video)
Simulation method identifies materials for better batteries
Mar3-12, 06:32 AM
P: 84
try looking up 'quantum phase slip' but the math is not for the faint hearted
Mar3-12, 09:41 AM
P: 21
Quote Quote by sambristol View Post
try looking up 'quantum phase slip' but the math is not for the faint hearted
Thanks, Sambristol! In fact my question on "kinetic capacitance" comes from studying "quantum phase slip". I understand it as a combination of coefficients with the dimension of capacitance in the "effective action" introduced by Golubev and Zaikin; however, I was hoping to get some physical intuition too or at least know the literature it was introduced first.

Register to reply

Related Discussions
Invention Idea - Cheap Room-Temperature Superconductors Now? Electrical Engineering 7
Why is it called fluctuation conductivity in superconductors? Atomic, Solid State, Comp. Physics 0
What is the difference between a mass state and an interaction state ? High Energy, Nuclear, Particle Physics 3
Alternatives to Mesoscopic Electronics in Solid State Nanostructures Science & Math Textbooks 1
Anybody who owns Elements of Solid State Physics by Rudden and Wilson... Advanced Physics Homework 0