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Superconductor/Semiconductor Junctions

  • Thomas Schäpers

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 174)

About this book

Introduction

This book describes superconductor/two-dimensional-electron-gas structures with the aim of providing a better understanding of their transport properties. The two-dimensional electron gas used for the structures described here is buried either in a III-V semiconductor heterostructure or in an inversion layer at the surface. First, the properties of a single superconductor/two-dimensional-electron-gas structure are discussed on the basis of Andreev reflection and the proximity effect. Then, the properties of superconductor/two-dimensional-electron-gas Josephson junctions are treated. The last part of the book discusses the control of junctions using gate electrodes or injection currents, and the physical effects observed in these junctions.

Keywords

Andreev reflection Josephson effect Josephson junction Mesoscopic superconductivity Semiconductor Superconductor electron gases semiconductors two-dimensional

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas Schäpers
    • 1
  1. 1.Forschungszentrum JülichInstitute für Schichten und Grenzflächen (ISG)JülichGERMANY

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45525-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-42220-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45525-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
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