Effects of anomalous Andreev reflection in high Tc layered structures

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Andreev reflection is investigated in layered anisotropic normal metal/superconductor (N/S) systems in the case of an energy gap in S not negligible respect to the Fermi energy, as probably occurring in high critical temperature superconductors (HTS). We find that in these limits retro-reflectivity, which is a fundamental feature of Andreev reflection, is broken modifying sensitively transport across S/N interfaces. This study is extended to aspects proper of HTS junctions to investigate both the supercurrents in S-N-S Josephson structures and zero bound states in S-N contacts respectively. Such an investigation provides a new insight into the effects that anisotropy determines into the phenomenology of HTS grain boundary junctions
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)422-425
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE transactions on applied superconductivity
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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  • METIS-202127

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