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The Cooper Pair Transistor



Jose A. Aumentado


The Cooper pair transistor (CPT) is a superconducting electrometer that has applications in quantum information as well as fundamental superconductivity studies. Since it operates in a near-dissipationless mode, it has potential as a minimally invasive electrometer for other mesoscopic electronic applications. In this chapter, we discuss the theory of operation of the CPT and review microwave readout techniques. As an example, we examine its application in the study of nonequilibrium quasiparticle tunneling.
The Handbook of Nanophysics
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Taylor and Francis, New York, NY


Superconductivity, Josephson junctions, Cooper pair transistor, single electron transistor, quasiparticles


Aumentado, J. (2010), The Cooper Pair Transistor, The Handbook of Nanophysics, Taylor and Francis, New York, NY (Accessed June 13, 2024)


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Created September 17, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017