Superconductivity in topological materials has attracted a great deal of interest in both electron physics and material sciences since the theoretical predictions that Majorana fermions can be realized in topological superconductors. Topological superconductivity could be realized in a type II, band-inverted, InAs/GaSb quantum well if it is in proximity to a conventional superconductor. Here, we report observations of the proximity effect induced giant supercurrent states in an InAs/GaSb bilayer system that is sandwiched between two superconducting tantalum electrodes to form a superconductor-InAs/GaSb-superconductor junction. Electron transport results show that the supercurrent states can be preserved in a surprisingly large temperature-magnetic field (T - H) parameter space. In addition, the evolution of differential resistance in T and H reveals an interesting superconducting gap structure.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Physics|
|State||Published - Oct 7 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)