Publication
Title
Local current injection into mesoscopic superconductors for the manipulation of quantum states
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Abstract
We perform strategic current injection in a small mesoscopic superconductor and control the (non)equilibrium quantum states in an applied homogeneous magnetic field. In doing so, we realize a current-driven splitting of multiquanta vortices, current-induced transitions between states with different angular momenta, and current-controlled switching between otherwise degenerate quantum states. These fundamental phenomena form the basis for the electronic and logic applications discussed, and are confirmed in both theoretical simulations and multiple-small-tunnel-junction transport measurements.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review letters. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2009
ISSN
0031-9007
Volume/pages
103:21(2009), p. 217003,1-217003,4
Article Reference
217003
ISI
000272054300044
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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