My PhD thesis was on planar junction IETS.
"Effect of the
Second Metal Electrode on
Vibrational Spectra in Inelastic Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy,"
J. R. Kirtley and P. K. Hansma,
Phys. Rev. B. **12**, 531 (1975).

"Vibrational Mode Shifts in Inelastic
Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy: Effects Due to Superconductivity and Surface
Interactions,"
J. R. Kirtley and P. K. Hansma,
Phys. Rev. B **13**, 2910 (1976).

"Theory of vibrational mode intensities in inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy",
John Kirtley, D.J. Scalapino, and P.K. Hansma,
Phys. Rev B ** 14 **,3177(1976).

"An Experimental Test of
Symmetry Selection Rules in Inelastic Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy,"
J. R. Kirtley and P. K. Hansma,
Surface Science **66**,125 (1977).

"Recent Advances in Inelastic
Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy",
Paul K. Hansma and John Kirtley,
Acc. Chem. Res. **11**, 440 (1978).

"Multiple-Scattering Theory of Intensities
in Inelastic-Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy",
John Kirtley and Paul Soven,
Phys. Rev. B **19**, 1812 (1979).

"Binding Energies of Benzoate Ions
on Alumina",
A. A. Cederberg and J. R. Kirtley,
Solid State Comm. **30**, 381 (1979).

"Theory of Intensities in Inelastic-Electron
Tunneling Spectroscopy: Orientation of Adsorbed Molecules",
John Kirtley and James T. Hall,
Phys. Rev. B
**22**, 848 (1980).

"The interaction of tunneling electrons with molecular
vibrations",
John Kirtley,
in "Tunneling Spectroscopy: Capabilities, Applications,
and New Techniques", ed. P.K. Hansma, Plenum, 1982.

"The dependence of inelastic
electron tunneling on junction roughness",
P.R. Varker, J.R. Kirtley, and J.C. Tsang,
Solid State Commun.
**45**,417(1983).

"Inelastic tunneling model for the
linear conductance background in the high-Tc superconductors",
J.R. Kirtley and D.J. Scalapino,
Phys. Rev.
Lett. **65**,798(1990).

"Origin of the linear tunneling conductance
background",
J.R. Kirtley, S. Washburn, and D.J. Scalapino,
Phys. Rev. B **45**,336(1992).

"Inelastic Transport through Normal-Superconducting
Interfaces",
J.R. Kirtley,
Phys. Rev. B **47**,11379(1993).