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FFYS7026 Point-contact spectroscopy 4 ECTS
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Advanced studies
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Department of Physics and Astronomy

Learning outcomes

In this course the students will learn the various methods to fabricate point-contact devices and to measure them. We will investigate the most basic transport mechanisms through such contacts: backscattering, tunneling, Andreev reflection, and the Josephson effect. We will apply this knowledge to discuss some of the most recent research papers on actual topics in point-contact spectroscopy. The students also have the opportunity to do a real experiment in the laboratory that involves fabrication, measurement, and analysis of a point contact. Choices are: a) Electron-phonon interaction at a N-N junction; b) Andreev reflection at a N-S contact; c) Josephson effect at a S-S junction.

Teacher responsible

Kurt Gloos

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Lectures 28 h
Mon 30-Oct-2017 - 18-Dec-2017 weekly at 10.00-12.00, Wihuri
Wed 1-Nov-2017 - 20-Dec-2017 weekly at 12.00-14.00, Wihuri seminar
Fri 3-Nov-2017 - 22-Dec-2017 weekly at 10.00-12.00, Wihuri seminar
Exercises 12 h