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EPSRC Reference: GR/M86149/01
Title: PHASE-COHERENT TRANSPORT IN HYBRID MAGNETIC/ SUPERCONDUCTING NANOSTRUCTURES
Principal Investigator: Lambert, Professor C
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Department: Physics
Organisation: Lancaster University
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 May 1999 Ends: 31 October 2002 Value (£): 182,360
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena Materials Characterisation
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No relevance to Underpinning Sectors Electronics
Aerospace, Defence and Marine
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The aim is to anticipate and take advantage of recent advances in the fields of nanoscale superconductivity and giant magnetoresistance. The proposed research will examine the interplay between spin-polarised transport, giant magnetoresistance and superconductivity in phase-coherent nanostructures. The effect of ferro/antiferromagnetism on several paradigms of phase-coherent Andreev scattering will studied, including sub-gap conductance anomalies in normal-insulating-superconducting structures, long-range proximity effects in N-S hybrids and large-amplitude conductance oscillations in Andreev interferometers. On the one hand, quasi-classical Green's function methods and multiple scattering techniques will used to predict and analyse generic new phenomena, such Tomasch-like oscillations and inhomogeneous current-carrying states. On the other, ab initio tight binding codes will be developed to investigate material-specific questions, such as the effect of superconductivity on giant magnetoresistance in Cu-Co multi-layers.
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