We perform the wavepacket dynamics simulation of a graphene-based device where propagating electron trajectories are tamed by an applied magnetic field toward a normal/superconductor interface. The magnetic field controls the incidence angle of the incoming electronic wavepacket at the interface, which results in the tunable electron–hole ratio in the reflected wave function due to the angular dependence of the Andreev reflection. Here, mapped control of the quasiparticle trajectories by the external magnetic field not only defines an experimental probe for fundamental studies of the Andreev reflection in graphene but also lays the foundation for further development of magnetic focusing devices based on nanoengineered superconducting two-dimensional materials.
Tunable magnetic focusing using Andreev scattering in superconductor-graphene hybrid devices
Note: This paper is part of the Special Topic on 2D Quantum Materials: Magnetism and Superconductivity
A. Chaves, V. N. Moura, F. J. A. Linard, L. Covaci, M. V. Milošević; Tunable magnetic focusing using Andreev scattering in superconductor-graphene hybrid devices. J. Appl. Phys. 28 September 2020; 128 (12): 124303. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0020392
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