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Superconductivity in Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes

Proximity effect and nonlocal transport

Authors: Burset Atienza, Pablo

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
  • Winner of the University's Exceptional Doctoral Award
  • Cited more than 50 times in specialized journals by 2012 (year of defense)
  • Provides a major contribution to understanding and computing the electronic structure and dynamics at a graphene-superconductor interface
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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.

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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.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Burset Atienza, Pablo

    Pages 1-5

  • Background and Theoretical Framework

    Burset Atienza, Pablo

    Pages 7-30

  • Green Functions Techniques for Graphene Layers with Edges

    Burset Atienza, Pablo

    Pages 31-50

  • The Graphene-Superconductor Interface

    Burset Atienza, Pablo

    Pages 51-81

  • Nonlocal Transport in Graphene

    Burset Atienza, Pablo

    Pages 83-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Superconductivity in Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes
Book Subtitle
Proximity effect and nonlocal transport
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01110-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01110-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01109-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34613-7
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 157
Number of Illustrations and Tables
36 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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