Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Tunneling Spectroscopy of High-Tc Superconductors

This is a very comprehensive review of the theory and experimental results of tunneling spectroscopy of high-Tc superconductors. This paper is to appear in an upcoming Review of Modern Physics journal.

This particular topic was my Ph.D research area, so it is something very dear to me. The paper cited several of my papers. It is really a double-edge sword with review papers like this. On one hand, you want to make sure your work is cited since they are doing an overall review. To be excluded would imply your work isn't important enough to be included with the whole body of knowledge of that particular subject matter. On the other hand, once a review paper like this comes out, future authors, if they're lazy enough, would tend to just cite the review paper that contains all the relevant results, and not cite the original papers. So if it is your work that they're citing from that review paper, you will miss a citation count of your paper.

Oh well, we can't have everything.

1 comment:

desmondgale said...

It is very nice to hear about you, I am also a science student and like physics very much. May this article help me in my future sudies.