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Title: Zeeman-induced gapless superconductivity with a partial Fermi surface

Abstract

We show that an in-plane magnetic field can drive two-dimensional spin-orbit-coupled systems under the superconducting proximity effect into a gapless phase where parts of the normal state Fermi surface are gapped, and the ungapped parts are reconstructed into a small Fermi surface of Bogoliubov quasiparticles at zero energy. As a result, the charge distribution, spin texture, and density of states of such a “partial Fermi surface” are discussed. Material platforms for its physical realization are proposed.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States); Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology, Hong Kong (China)
  2. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
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Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division; USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1505623
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1426836
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0010526
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 97; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Yuan, Noah F. Q., and Fu, Liang. Zeeman-induced gapless superconductivity with a partial Fermi surface. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/physrevb.97.115139.
Yuan, Noah F. Q., & Fu, Liang. Zeeman-induced gapless superconductivity with a partial Fermi surface. United States. doi:10.1103/physrevb.97.115139.
Yuan, Noah F. Q., and Fu, Liang. Mon . "Zeeman-induced gapless superconductivity with a partial Fermi surface". United States. doi:10.1103/physrevb.97.115139. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1505623.
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abstractNote = {We show that an in-plane magnetic field can drive two-dimensional spin-orbit-coupled systems under the superconducting proximity effect into a gapless phase where parts of the normal state Fermi surface are gapped, and the ungapped parts are reconstructed into a small Fermi surface of Bogoliubov quasiparticles at zero energy. As a result, the charge distribution, spin texture, and density of states of such a “partial Fermi surface” are discussed. Material platforms for its physical realization are proposed.},
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journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 11,
volume = 97,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {3}
}

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