We report evidence of large, nonlocal correlations between two spatially separated normal-metals in superconductor/normal-metal (SN) heterostructures, which manifest themselves as nonlocal voltage generated in response to a driving current. Unlike prior experiments in SN heterostructures, the nonlocal correlations are mediated not by a superconductor, but by a proximity-coupled normal-metal. The nonlocal correlations extend over relatively long length scales in comparison to the superconducting case. At very low temperatures, we find a reduction in the nonlocal voltage for small applied currents that cannot be explained by the quasiclassical theory of superconductivity, which we believe is a signature of new long-range quantum correlations in the system.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Jul 8 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics