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Title: Dirac quasiparticle tunneling in a NG/ferromagnetic barrier/SG graphene junction
Authors: Bumned Soodchomshom
I. Ming Tang
Rassmidara Hoonsawat
Mahidol University
Keywords: Energy;Engineering;Materials Science;Physics and Astronomy
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2009
Citation: Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications. Vol.469, No.13 (2009), 689-693
Abstract: We study the tunneling conductance in a spin dependent barrier NG/FB/SG graphene junction, where NG, FBand SG are normal graphene, gate ferromagnetic graphene barrier with thickness d and the graphene s-wave superconductor, respectively. In our work, the quasiparticle scattering process at the interfaces is based on quasi particles governed by the Dirac Bogoliubov-de Gennes equation with effective speed of light vF∼ 106m/s. The conductance of the junction is calculated based on Blonder-Tinkham-Klapwijk (BTK) formalism. The oscillatory conductance under varying gate potential and exchange energy in FBand the conductance induced by specular Andreev reflection are studied. By taking into account both effects of barrier strengths due to the gate potential χG∼ VGd / ℏ vFand the exchange energy χex∼ Eexd / ℏ vFin the FBregion, we find that the zero bias conductance of junction depends only on the ferromagnetic barrier strength χexin FB, when the Fermi energy in SG is very much larger than that the Fermi energy in NG (EFS≫ EFN). The oscillatory conductance peaks can be controlled by either varying χexor χG. In the limiting case, by setting Eex= 0, the conductance in a NG/NB/SG graphene junction, where SG is the s-wave superconductor, is also studied in order to compare with two earlier contradicted data. Our result agrees with what was obtained by Linder and Sudbo [J. Linder, A. Sudbo, Phys. Rev. B 77 (2008) 64507], which confirms the contradiction to what was given by Bhattacharjee and Sengupta [S. Bhattacharjee, K. Sengupta, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97 (2006) 217001]. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 09214534
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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