Double proximity effect in hybrid planar superconductor-normal metal/ferromagnet-superconductor structures

T.E. Golikova, F. Huebler, D. Beckmann, I.E. Batov, T. Karminskaya, T. Karminskaya, M..Y. Kupriyanov, Alexandre Avraamovitch Golubov, V.V. Ryazanov

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We have investigated the differential resistance of hybrid planar Al-(Cu/Fe)-Al submicron bridges at low temperatures and in weak magnetic fields. The structure consists of a Cu/Fe bilayer forming a bridge between two superconducting Al electrodes. In the superconducting state of Al electrodes, we have observed a double-peak peculiarity in differential resistance of the S-(N/F)-S structures at a bias voltage corresponding to the minigap. We claim that this effect (the splitting of the minigap) is due to an electron spin polarization in the normal metal which is induced by the ferromagnet. We have demonstrated that the double-peak peculiarity is converted to a single peak at a coercive applied field corresponding to zero magnetization of the Fe layer
Original languageUndefined
Article number064416
Pages (from-to)064416-1-064416-5
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • METIS-289333
  • IR-82263

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