Experimental investigation of hybrid single-electron turnstiles with high charging energy

Antti Kemppinen, Sergey Kafanov, Yury Pashkin, J.S. Tsai, D. V. Averin, J.P. Pekola

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We present an experimental study of hybrid turnstiles with high charging energies in comparison to the superconducting gap. The device is modeled with the sequential tunneling approximation. The backtunneling effect is shown to limit the amplitude of the gate drive and thereby the maximum pumped current of the turnstile. We compare results obtained with sine and square wave drive and show how a fast rise time can suppress errors due to leakage current. Quantized current plateaus up to 160 pA are demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish
Article number172108
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • high charging energy
  • single-electron turnstile


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