Selected Publications

Evanescent states and nonequilibrium in driven superconducting nanowires

N. Vercruyssen, T.G.H. Verhagen, M.G. Flokstra, J.P. Pekola, T.M. Klapwijk

We study the non linear response of current-transport in a superconducting diffusive nanowire between normal reservoirs. We demonstrate theoretically and experimentally the existence of two different superconducting states appearing when the wire is driven out of equilibrium by an applied bias, called global and bimodal superconducting state. The different states are identified by using two probe measurements of the wire, and measurements of the local density of states with tunneling probes. The analysis is performed within the framework of the quasiclassical kinetic equations for diffusive superconductors.

Phys. Rev. B 85, 224503 (2012)

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.85.224503