Andreev Spectroscopy in Three-Terminal Hybrid Nanostructure
G. Michałeka, B.R. Bułka a, M. Urbaniak a, T. Domański b and K.I. Wysokiński b
aInstitute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, M. Smoluchowskiego 17, 60-179 Poznań, Poland
bInstitute of Physics, M. Curie-Skłodowska University, pl. M. Curie-Skłodowskiej 1, 20-031 Lublin, Poland
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We consider a hybrid three-terminal structure consisting of a quantum dot coupled to three leads, two normal and one superconducting. The current flowing between one of the normal and the superconducting electrodes induces voltage in the other normal (floating) electrode. The value of the induced voltage depends on the position of the Andreev levels in the quantum dot and is a measure of the interplay between the electron transfer and the subgap anomalous reflection processes. When the crossed (i.e. non-local) Andreev reflections dominate the induced potential in the normal electrode becomes negative. This situation occurs for the relatively strong coupling to the superconducting electrode and only outside the Coulomb blockade region. Taking the superconducting electrode as the voltage probe one gets additional information on competition of injected carriers.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.127.293
PACS numbers: 73.63.Kv, 73.23.Hk, 74.45.+c