Low-temperature thermal properties of mesoscopic normal-metal/superconductor heterostructures

D. A. Dikin, S. Jung, V. Chandrasekhar

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Abstract

Although the electrical transport properties of mesoscopic metallic samples have been investigated extensively over the past two decades, the thermal properties have received far less attention. This may be due in part to the difficulty of performing thermal measurements on submicron-scale samples. We report here quantitative measurements of the thermal conductance and thermopower of a hybrid normal-metal/superconductor heterostructure, which are made possible by the recent development of a local-thermometry technique. As with electrical transport measurements, these thermal measurements reveal signatures of the phase coherent nature of electron transport in these devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume65
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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