The Spectral Conductance of a Proximity Superconductor and the Reentrance Effect

  title={The Spectral Conductance of a Proximity Superconductor and the Reentrance Effect},
  author={Herv{\'e} Courtois and Pierre Charlat and Ph. Gandit and D. Mailly and Bernard Pannetier},
  journal={Journal of Low Temperature Physics},
In a mesoscopic metal in proximity with a superconductor, the electronic conductance is enhanced in a very energy-sensitive way. In this paper, we discuss the spectral conductance of a proximity superconductor from both the theoretical and experimental point of view. The dependence of the spectral conductance on the phase-breaking length, gap of the superconductor and interface transparency is theoretically investigated. We present experimental data on the reentrance of the normal-state… 
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