Current dependence of the negative magnetoresistance in superconducting NbN nanowires

Zoharchen Sofer, Avner Shaulov, Yosef Yeshurun

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Magnetoresistance measurements in amorphous NbN nanowires show that transport current affects their negative magnetoresistance (nMR) in a manner qualitatively similar to temperature. In particular, the current suppresses the nMR and, beyond a certain level it eliminates the effect altogether. As the temperature dependence of the nMR effect is more pronounced at low currents, similarly the current dependence of the effect is more pronounced at low temperatures. These results are discussed in terms of the phenomenological model which attributes the nMR to the interplay between the resistance originating from the rate of phase slips via the Josephson relation and the Ohmic contribution from quasiparticles charge imbalance that accompany fluctuations of the order parameter in the nanowire.

Original languageEnglish
Article number22027
JournalScientific Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2022

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Funding Information:
The authors acknowledge helpful discussion with Boris Shapira, Baruch Rosenstein and Jorge Berger. Thanks are also extended to Amos Sharoni for helping in fabricating the NbN film. This work was supported by the Israel Ministry of Science and Technology.

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