NONSUPERCONDUCTING ELECTRON TUNNELING.
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A conference on Nonsuperconducting Electron Tunneling was held at Prouts Neck, Maine from September 3-5, 1969. The first topic dealt with by the conference was how well can the overall conductance versus voltage dependences be explained by single particle tunneling theory. Next, interactions of the tunneling electron with the oxide, or impurities or particles in the oxide, led to discussion of zero bias anomalies. Finally observations of interactions within the electrodes, the many body or self-energy effects, were reported and the theory of these effects received considerable discussion. The result of the conference can be summarized briefly, namely that tunneling in normal systems, for experimentalists and theorists alike, is in some trouble unless one is satisfied with a purely qualitative understanding of the field. Author
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