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Title: Controllable 0 − π transition in iron pnictide superconductor junctions with a spacer of strong ferromagnet

We investigate the control of 0−π transition in Josephson junctions consisting of a highly spin-polarized ferromagnet coupled to two iron pnictide superconductors (SCs). It is shown that, a 0−π transition as a function of interband coupling strength is always exhibited, which can be experimentally used to discriminate the s{sub ±}-wave pairing symmetry in the iron pnictide SCs from the s{sub ++}-wave one in MgB{sub 2}. By tuning the doping level in the s{sub ±}-wave SCs, one can vary the interband coupling strength so as to obtain the controllable 0−π transition. This device may be realized with current technologies and has practical use in Cooper pair spintronics and quantum information.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics and Institute of Theoretical Physics, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023 (China)
  2. Department of Physics, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225002 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22257706
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; COOPER PAIRS; IRON; JOSEPHSON JUNCTIONS; MAGNESIUM BORIDES; QUANTUM INFORMATION; SPIN ORIENTATION; SUPERCONDUCTORS