Single Quantum Level Electron Turnstile

D. M T Van Zanten, D. M. Basko, I. M. Khaymovich, J. P. Pekola, H. Courtois, C. B. Winkelmann

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We report on the realization of a single-electron source, where current is transported through a single-level quantum dot (Q) tunnel coupled to two superconducting leads (S). When driven with an ac gate voltage, the experiment demonstrates electron turnstile operation. Compared to the more conventional superconductor-normal-metal-superconductor turnstile, our superconductor-quantum-dot-superconductor device presents a number of novel properties, including higher immunity to the unavoidable presence of nonequilibrium quasiparticles in superconducting leads. Moreover, we demonstrate its ability to deliver electrons with a very narrow energy distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Article number166801
Pages (from-to)1-5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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