Order parameter near a superconductor-insulator interface

Branko P. Stojković, Oriol T Valls

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Abstract

We examine the behavior of the superconducting order parameter near a superconductor-insulator interface by self-consistently solving the Gor'kov equations in a slab geometry. We obtain results as a function of temperature and the coherence length ξ0. We find that even for small values of ξ0 there is no significant depletion of the gap parameter near such an interface over any extended temperature range. This is in agreement with experimental information and in contrast with results obtained from an extrapolation of standard Ginzburg-Landau based results. We also find that quantum-size effects, which are present in the large ξ0 case, disappear as ξ0 decreases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5922-5930
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume47
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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