Quantum transport in superconducting hybrids: Molecular devices and layered materials

Joshua Island

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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Abstract

In this thesis we investigate superconducting hybrids made from two material systems, namely, molecules and layered materials. For studies of superconducting phenomena in molecular junctions we develop two platforms which rely on the superconducting proximity effect to preserve pre-existing nano-gap formation techniques and bonding chemistries. In the second half of this thesis we investigate the thickness dependent properties of the 2H crystal phase of two layered materials; molybdenum disulfide (2H-MoS2) and tantalum disulfide (2H-TaS2).
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
Supervisors/Advisors
  • van der Zant, H.S.J., Supervisor
Award date12 Sep 2016
Print ISBNs978-90-8593-269-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2016

Keywords

  • Hybrid devices
  • quantum dots
  • two-dimensional materials
  • layered materials
  • few-layer graphene break-junctions
  • Yu-Shiba-Rusinov states
  • MoS2
  • TaS2
  • superconductivity
  • Josephson junction

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