Why Does a Metal—Superconductor Junction Have a Resistance?

@article{Beenakker2000WhyDA,
  title={Why Does a Metal—Superconductor Junction Have a Resistance?},
  author={C. Beenakker},
  journal={arXiv: Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics},
  year={2000},
  pages={51-60}
}
  • C. Beenakker
  • Published 2000
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics
  • The phenomenon of Andreev reflection is introduced as the electronic analogue of optical phase-conjugation. In the optical problem, a disordered medium backed by a phase-conjugating mirror can become completely transparent. Yet, a disordered metal connected to a superconductor has the same resistance as in the normal state. The resolution of this paradox teaches us a fundamental difference between phase conjugation of light and electrons. 

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