## Angle dependence of Andreev scattering at semiconductor-superconductor interfaces

Publication: Research - peer-review › Journal article – Annual report year: 1999

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**Angle dependence of Andreev scattering at semiconductor-superconductor interfaces.** / Mortensen, Asger; Flensberg, Karsten; Jauho, Antti-Pekka.

Publication: Research - peer-review › Journal article – Annual report year: 1999

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*Physical Review B Condensed Matter*, vol 59, no. 15, pp. 10176-10182. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.59.10176

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*Physical Review B Condensed Matter*,

*59*(15), 10176-10182. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.59.10176

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*Physical Review B Condensed Matter*. 1999, 59(15). 10176-10182. Available: 10.1103/PhysRevB.59.10176

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Angle dependence of Andreev scattering at semiconductor-superconductor interfaces

AU - Mortensen,Asger

AU - Flensberg,Karsten

AU - Jauho,Antti-Pekka

N1 - Copyright (1999) by the American Physical Society.

PY - 1999

Y1 - 1999

N2 - We study the angle dependence of the Andreev scattering at a semiconductor-superconductor interface, generalizing the one-dimensional theory of Blonder, Tinkham, and Klapwijk (BTK),An increase of the momentum parallel to the interface leads to suppression of the probability of Andreev reflection and increase of the probability of normal reflection. We show that in the presence of a Fermi velocity mismatch between the semiconductor and the superconductor the angles of incidence and transmission are related according to the well-known Snell's law in optics. As a consequence there is a critical angle of incidence above which only normal reflection exists. For two- and three-dimensional interfaces a lower excess current compared to ballistic transport with perpendicular incidence is found. Thus, the one-dimensional BTK model overestimates the barrier strength for two- and three-dimensional interfaces. [S0163-1829(99)01615-X].

AB - We study the angle dependence of the Andreev scattering at a semiconductor-superconductor interface, generalizing the one-dimensional theory of Blonder, Tinkham, and Klapwijk (BTK),An increase of the momentum parallel to the interface leads to suppression of the probability of Andreev reflection and increase of the probability of normal reflection. We show that in the presence of a Fermi velocity mismatch between the semiconductor and the superconductor the angles of incidence and transmission are related according to the well-known Snell's law in optics. As a consequence there is a critical angle of incidence above which only normal reflection exists. For two- and three-dimensional interfaces a lower excess current compared to ballistic transport with perpendicular incidence is found. Thus, the one-dimensional BTK model overestimates the barrier strength for two- and three-dimensional interfaces. [S0163-1829(99)01615-X].

KW - METAL

KW - TRANSITION

KW - ENERGY

KW - TINKHAM

KW - REFLECTION

KW - CURRENTS

KW - BLONDER

KW - BOUNDARIES

KW - POINT-CONTACT

U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevB.59.10176

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevB.59.10176

M3 - Journal article

VL - 59

SP - 10176

EP - 10182

JO - Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)

T2 - Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)

JF - Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)

SN - 1098-0121

IS - 15

ER -