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Magnon-assisted Andreev reflection in a ferromagnet-superconductor junction

Falko, Vladimir and Tkachov, G and McCann, E (2001) Magnon-assisted Andreev reflection in a ferromagnet-superconductor junction. In: Electronic Correlations: From Meso- to Nano-Physics. E D P SCIENCES, Les Ulis, pp. 147-152. ISBN 2-86883-570-8

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Abstract

We study subgap transport in a ferromagnet-superconductor junction at low temperature due to Andreev reflection. The mismatch of spin polarized current in the ferromagnet and spinless current in the superconductor results in an additional contact resistance which can be reduced by magnon emission in the ferromagnet. Using the s-f model and focusing on half-metallic ferromagnets, we calculate the corresponding nonlinear contribution to the current which is asymmetric with respect to the sign of the bias voltage and is related to the density of states of magnons in the ferromagnet.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 57028
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 31 Aug 2012 10:56
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 01:21
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57028

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