Kondo effect and spin-active scattering in ferromagnet-superconductor junctions

H. Soller, L. Hofstetter, S. Csonka, A. Levy Yeyati, C. Schönenberger, A. Komnik

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We study the interplay of superconducting and ferromagnetic correlations on charge transport in different geometries with a focus on both a quantum point contact as well as a quantum dot in the even and the odd state with and without spin-active scattering at the interface. In order to obtain a complete picture of the charge transport we calculate the full counting statistics in all cases and compare the results with experimental data. We show that spin-active scattering is an essential ingredient in the description of quantum point contacts. This holds also for quantum dots in an even charge state, whereas it is strongly suppressed in a typical Kondo situation. We explain this feature by the strong asymmetry of the hybridizations with the quantum dot and show how Kondo peak splitting in a magnetic field can be used for spin filtering. For the quantum dot in the even state, spin-active scattering allows for an explanation of the experimentally observed mini-gap feature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number174512
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume85
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 11 2012

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Kondo effect and spin-active scattering in ferromagnet-superconductor junctions. / Soller, H.; Hofstetter, L.; Csonka, S.; Yeyati, A. Levy; Schönenberger, C.; Komnik, A.

In: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Vol. 85, No. 17, 174512, 11.05.2012.

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Soller, H. ; Hofstetter, L. ; Csonka, S. ; Yeyati, A. Levy ; Schönenberger, C. ; Komnik, A. / Kondo effect and spin-active scattering in ferromagnet-superconductor junctions. In: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. 2012 ; Vol. 85, No. 17.
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