Volume 58, Number 4, May 2002
|Page(s)||569 - 575|
|Section||Condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties|
|Published online||01 May 2002|
Commensurability effects in Andreev antidot billiards
Universität Regensburg - D-93040 Regensburg, Germany
2 IMEC - Kapeldreef 75, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 4 March 2002
An Andreev billiard was realised in an array of niobium filled antidots in a high-mobility InAs/AlGaSb heterostructure. Below the critical temperature TC of the Nb dots we observe a strong reduction of the resistance around B=0 and a suppression of the commensurability peaks which are usually found in antidot lattices. Both effects can be explained in a classical Kubo approach by considering the trajectories of charge carriers in the semiconductor, when Andreev reflection at the semiconductor-superconductor interface is included. For perfect Andreev reflection, we expect a complete suppression of the commensurability features, even though motion at finite B is chaotic.
PACS: 73.63.-b – Electronic transport in mesoscopic or nanoscale materials and structures / 74.80.-g – Spatially inhomogeneous structures
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