Nanoampere pumping of Cooper pairs

J.J. Vartiainen (Corresponding Author), M. Möttönen, J.P. Pekola, Antti Kemppinen

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    The authors have employed a tunable Cooper-pair transistor, the sluice, with radio frequency control to pump current over a resistive circuit. They find that the charge transferred per pumping cycle can be controlled with the resolution of a single Cooper pair up to hundreds of pairs. The achieved nanoampere current features more than an order of magnitude improvement over the previously reported results and it is close to the theoretical maximum value for the measured sample.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number082102
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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