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Cooper-Pair Decoherence in SNS Hybrid Structure
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Physics. Chalmers Universisty of Technology. (Nanotechnology)
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Laws of quantum mechanics control the behavior of electrons in nanoscale devices and nanostructures. Quantum coherence of electrons can appear in different experiments. In this work we used SNS (Superconductor-Normal-Superconductor) structures in order to experimentally and theoretically study and investigate the effect of quantum decoherence.We applied Nanofabrication technology to fabricate devices with SNS structure (using Ti-Au-Pd-Au-Pd-Al material in the shape of a sandwich structure). Fabrication has been carried out for devices with different junction lengths and thickness in the Nanofab laboratory (Clean-room) at the department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology. Room and low temperature measurements were performed for respective devices and Critical currents measured as function of temperature up to 2.5uA for the shortest length (L=42nm). The result of the measurements were in agreement with what could be expected when using this fabrication system.We recommended fabrication of samples with longer junction and carrying out measurements at lower temperature down to 10mK.

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2014. , 70 p.
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Nano Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-97027OAI: diva2:769903
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Master's Programme in Physics
2014-02-24, 11:53 (English)
Available from: 2014-12-09 Created: 2014-12-09 Last updated: 2015-07-01Bibliographically approved

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