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URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-449460

Non-equilibrium quasiparticles and topological excitations in hybrid superconducting structures

Heimes, Andreas Franz

Abstract:
We discuss the properties of a hybrid single electron turnstile, involving a small superconducting island sandwiched between normal metal leads. We theoretically model the charge transport and non-equilibrium quasiparticle distribution and compare with recent experimental findings. In the second part of the thesis we theoretically investigate chains of magnetic atoms on top of superconducting substrates and discuss the ability of the hybrid setup to harbor Majorana fermion excitations.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Theoretische Festkörperphysik (TFP)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Jahr 2014
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen ID: 1000044946
Verlag Karlsruhe
Abschlussart Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut Institut für Theoretische Festkörperphysik (TFP)
Prüfungsdaten 12.12.2014
Referent/Betreuer Prof. G. Schön
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