Superconducting proximity effect in a transparent van der Waals superconductor-metal junction

Jing Li, Han Bing Leng, Hailong Fu, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Xin Liu, Chao Xing Liu, Jun Zhu

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We report on Andreev reflections at clean NbSe2-bilayer graphene junctions. The high transparency of the junction, which manifests as a large conductance enhancement of up to 1.8, enables us to see clear evidence of a proximity-induced superconducting gap in bilayer graphene and two Andreev reflections through a vertical NbSe2-graphene and a lateral graphene-graphene junction, respectively. Quantum transport simulations capture the complexity of the experimental data and illuminate the impact of various microscopic parameters on the transmission of the junction. Our work establishes the practice and understanding of an all-van-der-Waals, high-performance superconducting junction. The realization of a highly transparent proximized graphene-graphene junction opens up possibilities to engineer emergent quantum phenomena.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number195405
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number19
StatePublished - May 15 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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