Electron transport in mesoscopic conductors with superconducting contacts

V. T. Petrashov, V. N. Antonov, M. Persson

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As the dimensions of a normal (N) metallic conductor are reduced, the resistance of the conductor begins to increase when the contacts go into the superconducting (S) state. Likewise, the amplitude of the Aharonov-Bohm effect is strongly enhanced in mesoscopic wires and rings with superconducting contacts. We propose an explanation based on a quantization of electron energies resulting from Andreev reflections at N/S interfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-140
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica Scripta T
Issue numberT42
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes


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