Proximity effect in a superconductor-metallofullerene-superconductor molecular junction

  title={Proximity effect in a superconductor-metallofullerene-superconductor molecular junction},
  author={Alebker Yu Kasumov and Kazuhito Tsukagoshi and M Kawamura and T. Kobayashi and Yoshinobu Aoyagi and K. Senba and Takeshi Kodama and Hiroaki Nishikawa and Isao Ikemoto and Kohichi Kikuchi and Vladimir T. Volkov and Yu. A. Kasumov and Richard Deblock and Sophie Gu{\'e}ron and H. Bouchiat},
  journal={Physical Review B},
We report low-temperature transport measurements through molecules of Gd metallofullerenes between superconducting suspended electrodes. The presence and number of molecules in the 2-nm-wide gap between electrodes was determined by high resolution transmission electron microscopy. We find that a junction containing a single metallofullerene dimer between superconducting electrodes displays signs of proximityinduced superconductivity. In contrast, no proximity effect develops in junctions… 

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