Berlin 2015 – wissenschaftliches Programm
TT 21.38: Poster
Montag, 16. März 2015, 15:00–18:00, Poster B
Non-equilibrium spin and charge transport in superconducting heterojunctions — •Marcel Thalmann, Marcel Rudolf, Julian Braun, Torsten Pietsch, and Elke Scheer — Department of Physics, University of Konstanz, Universitätsstraße 10, 78464 Konstanz, Germany
Ferromagnet Superconductance (F/S) junctions are rich in exciting quantum-physical-phenomena, which are still poorly understood but may provide bright prospects for new applications. In contrast to conventional normal-metal proximity systems, Andreev reflection is suppressed for singlet cooper pairs in F/S heterostructures. However, long-range triplet pairing may be observed in S/F systems with non-collinear magnetization or spin-active interfaces.
Herein, we investigate non-equilibrium transport properties of lateral S/F heterojunctions, defined via electron beam lithography. In particular we focus microwave- and magneto-transport spectroscopy on conventional type-I (Al, Pb, Zn) and type-II (Nb) superconductors in combination with strong transition metal ferromagnets (Ni, Co, Fe). A cryogenic HF readout platform and advanced electronic filtering is developed and results on Al-based heterojunctions are shown.