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Radio-frequency characterization of a supercurrent transistor made of a carbon nanotube

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  • M Mergenthaler
  • F J Schupp
  • A. Nersisyan
  • N Ares
  • A. Baumgartner
  • C. Schönenberger
  • G. A. D. Briggs
  • P J Leek
  • Edward Laird
Article number035003
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2/09/2021
<mark>Journal</mark>Materials for Quantum Technology
Number of pages8
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


A supercurrent transistor is a superconductor–semiconductor hybrid device in which the Josephson supercurrent is switched on and off using a gate voltage. While such devices have been studied using DC transport, radio-frequency measurements allow for more sensitive and faster experiments. Here a supercurrent transistor made from a carbon nanotube is measured simultaneously via DC conductance and radio-frequency reflectometry. The radio-frequency measurement resolves all the main features of the conductance data across a wide range of bias and gate voltage, and many of these features are seen more clearly. These results are promising for measuring other kinds of hybrid superconducting devices, in particular for detecting the reactive component of the impedance, which a DC measurement can never detect.