Influence of Magnetic Field on Tunneling Conductance in Normal Metal/d x2-y2-Wave Superconductor Junctions

Yukio Tanaka, Hiroki Tsuchiura, Yasunari Tanuma, Satoshi Kashiwaya

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Influences of magnetic field on tunneling conductance spectra in normal metal/dx2-y2-wave superconductor junctions are studied on the basis of the quasiclassical Green's function method where the spatial dependence of the pair potential is determined self-consistently. Focuses are set on the field response of the zero-bias conductance peaks (ZBCP). For the detection of the splitting of the ZBCP due to broken time-reversal symmetry states, we found the presence of a critical value for the magnetic field strength in contrast to previous theories. The critical field HC is almost proportional to the width of ZBCP in the absence of field and equivalently to the transparency of the junctions. The present result may explain the origin for the inconsistency of the magnetic field responses in several experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-277
Number of pages7
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Broken time-reversal symmetry state
  • D-wave superconductor
  • Doppler shift
  • Splitting zero-bias conductance peak
  • Tunneling conductance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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