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January 20, 20234:00 pm – 5:00 pm (CDT)

Classical dynamics of the multi-terminal Josephson junctions.


Gleb Finkelstein ( Duke University)



Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy

College Station, Texas 77843

Event Details

In multi-terminal Josephson junctions (MTJJ), several superconducting contacts are made to a common non-superconducting region. As a result, the state of a MTJJ is dependent on superconducting phase differences between several pairs of contacts. This 2\pi periodic dependence on several variables is reminiscent of the Bloch bands in a crystal, making the MTJJ an interesting medium for engineering various toy models. I present our recent experimental results on MTJJ made of graphene, focusing on the effects of classical dynamics. Our main focus is the “multiplet” resonances observed at commensurate voltages across the junctions nV_1 = mV_2. We show that these resonances can be established via synchronization of the junction dynamics due to a mechanism analogous to the Kapitza pendulum. In a very recent development, a MTJJ allows us to make a superconducting diode with an efficiency approaching 100%.

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