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Current Rectification in Junctions with Spin-Split Superconductors (2022)

Ilić, S., Virtanen, P., Heikkilä, T. T., & Bergeret, F. S. (2022). Current Rectification in Junctions with Spin-Split Superconductors. Physical Review Applied, 17(3), Article 034049. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.17.034049

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Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajatIlić, Stefan; Virtanen, Pauli; Heikkilä, Tero T.; Bergeret, F. Sebastián

Lehti tai sarjaPhysical Review Applied





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KustantajaAmerican Physical Society (APS)

JulkaisumaaYhdysvallat (USA)

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Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/81861

Rinnakkaistallenteen verkko-osoite (pre-print)https://arxiv.org/abs/2109.10201


Spin-split superconductors exhibit an electron-hole asymmetric spin-resolved density of states, but the symmetry is restored upon averaging over spin. On the other hand, asymmetry appears again in tunneling junctions of spin-split superconductors with a spin-polarized barrier. As demonstrated recently in both theory and experiment, this fact leads to a particularly strong thermoelectric effect in superconductor-ferromagnet structures. In this work we show another important effect stemming from the electron-hole asymmetry: current rectification. We calculate the charge current in spin-polarized tunnel junctions of a normal metal and a spin-split superconductor with ac and dc voltage bias. In the dc case, the I-V curve is not fully antisymmetric and has a voltage-symmetric component due to spin polarization. This translates to the existence of a rectified current in the ac case, which is proportional to the spin polarization of the junction and strongly depends on the frequency of the applied bias. We discuss possible applications of the rectification effect, including a diode for superconducting electronics and radiation detectors. The analysis of the rectified charge current is supplemented by the discussion of heat current and relevant noise correlators, where electron-hole asymmetry also plays an important role, and which are useful for applications in detectors.

YSO-asiasanatsuprajohteetsuprajohtavuusspin (kvanttimekaniikka)nanoelektroniikka

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