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Superconductivity in Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes

Proximity effect and nonlocal transport


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Pablo Burset Atienza
    Pages 1-5
  3. Pablo Burset Atienza
    Pages 7-30
  4. Pablo Burset Atienza
    Pages 51-81
  5. Pablo Burset Atienza
    Pages 83-99
  6. Paulo Burset Atienza
    Pages 101-114
  7. Pablo Burset Atienza
    Pages 115-117
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 119-157

About this book


The unique electronic band structure of graphene gives rise to remarkable properties when in contact with a superconducting electrode. In this thesis two main aspects of these junctions are analyzed: the induced superconducting proximity effect and the non-local transport properties in multi-terminal devices. For this purpose specific models are developed and studied using Green function techniques, which allow us to take into account the detailed microscopic structure of the graphene-superconductor interface. It is shown that these junctions are characterized by the appearance of bound states at subgap energies which are localized at the interface region. Furthermore it is shown that graphene-supercondutor-graphene junctions can be used to favor the splitting of Cooper pairs for the generation of non-locally entangled electron pairs. Finally, using similar techniques the thesis analyzes the transport properties of carbon nanotube devices coupled with superconducting electrodes and in graphene superlattices.


Andreev Reflection Cooper Pair Splitters Graphene Superlattices Graphene-superconductor Junction Nonlocal Transport in Graphene Nonlocally Entangled Electron Pairs Proximity Effect in Graphene Structure of Graphene-superconductor Interface Superconducting Electrodes Transport Properties of Carbon Nanotubes

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical Physics and AstrophysicsUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgGermany

About the authors

Pablo Burset is a postdoctoral researcher at Wuerzburg University (Germany). He received his bachelor's degree from Universidad Complutense Madrid and his Ph.D. from Universidad Autonoma Madrid, both in Physics. His theoretical research focuses on the quantum transport properties of graphene, carbon nanotubes and topological insulators when in electrical contact with superconducting electrodes.

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