Project B08

 Christian Baumgartner
 Thomas Huber
Prof. Dr. Christoph Strunk
Dr. Nicola Paradiso
 Lorenz Fuchs
 Christian Bäuml
 Stefan Blien

Spin-orbit effects in the supercurrent response of superconducting heterostructures and Josephson junctions


Abstract

We propose to investigate the magnetic response of heterostructure composed of thin superconducting films deposited on semiconductors or semimetals with strong spin-orbit inter-action (SOI). The temperature dependence and possible anisotropies of the superfluid stiffness will be determined. We will further study the effect of the SOI individual Josephson junctions and Josephson networks that are based on proximity coupling through crystals with strong SOI, and image the supercurrent distribution using scanning Hall microscopy.