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Phase-coherent transport in hybrid superconducting nanostructures

Research output: Contribution to journalScientific review

Published

Journal publication date9/02/1998
JournalJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Journal number5
Volume10
Number of pages41
Pages901-941
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This article is an overview of recent experimental and theoretical work on transport in phase-coherent hybrid nanostructures, with particular emphasis on de electrical conduction. A summary of multiple-scattering theory and the quasi-classical methods is presented and comparisons between the two are made. Several paradigms of phase-coherent transport are discussed, including zero-bias anomalies, re-entrant and long-range proximity effects, Andreev interferometers and superconductivity-induced conductance suppression.