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PhD defence

Towards Superconducting Spintronics with RuO2 and CrO2 nanowires

  • K. Prateek
Friday 8 December 2023
Academy Building
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden


  • Prof.dr. J. Aarts


CrO2, a half-metal ferromagnet, has shown great promise for superconducting spintronics applications for nearly two decades. Josephson junctions consisting of superconducting (S) contacts on ferromagnetic (F) structures of CrO2, have been shown to sustain remarkably high supercurrents over hundreds of nanometers. However, advancements in this area have been hindered by the metastable nature of CrO2 at ambient conditions. This results in a poorly controlled S-F interface transparency, which is critical for generation of spin triplets. This thesis explores whether and how CrO2 with its full spin polarization, can be utilized as a building block in superspintronics.

PhD dissertations

Approximately one week after the defence, PhD dissertations by Leiden PhD students are available digitally through the Leiden Repository, that offers free access to these PhD dissertations. Please note that in some cases a dissertation may be under embargo temporarily and access to its full-text version will only be granted later.

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