Temperature induced shifts of Yu-Shiba-Rusinov resonances in nanowire-based hybrid quantum dots

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The strong coupling of a superconductor to a spinful quantum dot results in Yu-Shiba-Rusinov discrete subgap excitations. In isolation and at zero temperature, the excitations are sharp resonances. In transport experiments, however, they show as broad differential conductance peaks. Here we obtain the lineshape of the peaks and their temperature dependence in superconductor-quantum dot-metal nanowire-based devices. Unexpectedly, we find that the peaks shift in energy with temperature, with the shift magnitude and sign depending on ground state parity and bias voltage. Additionally, we empirically find a power-law trend of the peak area versus temperature. These observations are not explained by current models.

Original languageEnglish
Article number125
JournalCommunications Physics
Issue number1
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2020

    Research areas

  • Superconductivity, Quantum dots, Hybrid nanowires, Subgap states, Kondo effect

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