Supercurrent in a Double Quantum Dot

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We demonstrate the Josephson effect in a serial double quantum dot defined in a nanowire with epitaxial superconducting leads. The supercurrent stability diagram adopts a honeycomb pattern. We observe sharp discontinuities in the magnitude of the critical current, $I_c$, as a function of dot occupation, related to doublet to singlet ground state transitions. Detuning of the energy levels offers a tuning knob for $I_c$, which attains a maximum at zero detuning. The consistency between experiment and theory indicates that our device is a faithful realization of the two-impurity Anderson model.
Original languageEnglish
Article number112010
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number25
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2018

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    Research areas

  • Nanowires, Quantum Transport, Josephson effect


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