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Collective Phenomena at Interfaces: Superconductivity and Ferromagnetism

  • Hans Lüth
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Abstract

Within the framework of non-atomistic mesoscopic model description interface and thin film superconductivity and ferromagnetism are treated. In the field of superconductivity special emphasis is paid to Andreev reflection and Josephson junctions. Ferromagnetic properties are discussed with special focus on low dimension and thin film peculiarities. In this context quantum well states and interlayer coupling are of interest. As important applications the giant magnetoresistance (GMR) and the spin-transfer torque effect are presented. As characterisation techniques the Kerr effect and spinpolarized scanning tunnelling microscopy (SP-STM) are discussed.

Keywords

Coherence Length Josephson Junction Cooper Pair Ferromagnetic Layer Free Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Lüth
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  1. 1.Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbHPeter Grünberg Institut (PGI) PGI-9: Semiconductor NanoelectronicsJülichGermany
  2. 2.Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA)AachenGermany

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