Superconducting proximity effect in long superconductor/graphene/superconductor junctions: From specular Andreev reflection at zero field to the quantum Hall regime

Katsuyoshi Komatsu, Chuan Li, S. Autier-Laurent, H. Bouchiat, S. Gueron

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Abstract

We investigate the superconducting proximity effect through graphene in the long diffusive junction limit, at low and high magnetic field. The interface quality and sample phase coherence lead to a zero-resistance state at low temperature, zero magnetic field, and high doping. We find a striking suppression of the critical current near graphene's charge neutrality point, which we attribute to specular reflection of Andreev pairs at the interface of charge puddles. This type of reflection, specific to the Dirac band structure, had up to now remained elusive. At high magnetic field, the use of superconducting electrodes with high critical field enables the investigation of the proximity effect in the quantum Hall regime. Although the supercurrent is not directly detectable in our two-wire configuration, interference effects are visible which may be attributed to the injection of Cooper pairs into edge states.
Original languageEnglish
Article number115412
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume86
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes

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