Vortex detection and quantum transport in mesoscopic graphene Josephson-junction arrays

C. L. Richardson, S. D. Edkins, G. R. Berdiyorov, C. J. Chua, J. P. Griffiths, G. A.C. Jones, M. R. Buitelaar, V. Narayan, F. Sfigakis, C. G. Smith, L. Covaci, M. R. Connolly

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Abstract

We investigate mesoscopic Josephson-junction arrays created by patterning superconducting disks on monolayer graphene, concentrating on the high-T/Tc regime of these devices and the phenomena which contribute to the superconducting glass state in diffusive arrays. We observe features in the magnetoconductance at rational fractions of flux quanta per array unit cell, which we attribute to the formation of flux-quantized vortices. The applied fields at which the features occur are well described by Ginzburg-Landau simulations that take into account the number of unit cells in the array. We find that the mean conductance and universal conductance fluctuations are both enhanced below the critical temperature and field of the superconductor, with greater enhancement away from the graphene Dirac point.

Original languageEnglish
Article number245418
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume91
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Richardson, C. L., Edkins, S. D., Berdiyorov, G. R., Chua, C. J., Griffiths, J. P., Jones, G. A. C., Buitelaar, M. R., Narayan, V., Sfigakis, F., Smith, C. G., Covaci, L., & Connolly, M. R. (2015). Vortex detection and quantum transport in mesoscopic graphene Josephson-junction arrays. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 91(24), [245418]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.91.245418