Regensburg 2019 – wissenschaftliches Programm
TT 35.3: Vortrag
Dienstag, 2. April 2019, 14:30–14:45, H23
Quasiparticle cooling using a Topological insulator-Superconductor hybrid junction — •D. Bercioux1,2 and P. Lucignano3,4 — 1Donostia International Physics Center, Paseo Manuel de Lardizbal 4, E-20018 San Sebastián, Spain — 2IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation of Science, 48011 Bilbao, Spain — 3CNR-SPIN, Monte S.Angelo, via Cinthia, I-80126 Napoli, Italy — 4Dipartimento di Fisica “E. Pancini”, Universitá di Napoli “Federico II", Monte S.Angelo, I-80126 Napoli, Italy
We investigate the thermoelectric properties of a hybrid junction realised coupling surface states of a three-dimensional topological insulator with a conventional s-wave superconductor.
We focus on the ballistic devices and study the quasiparticle flow, carrying both electric and thermal currents, adopting a scattering matrix approach based on conventional Blonder-Tinkham-Klapwijk formalism .
We calculate the cooling efficiency of the junction as a function of the microscopic parameters of the normal region (i.e. the chemical potential etc.).
The cooling power increases when moving from a regime of Andreev specular-reflection to a regime where Andreev retro-reflection dominates. Differently from the case of a conventional N/S interface , we can achieve efficient cooling of the normal region, without including any explicit impurity scattering at the interface, to increase normal reflection .
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