Disordered quantum transport in quantum anomalous Hall insulator-superconductor junctions

Jian Xiao Zhang, Chao Xing Liu

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Abstract

In this work we numerically studied disordered quantum transport in a quantum anomalous Hall insulator-superconductor junction based on the effective edge model approach. In particular, we focus on the parameter regime with the mean-free path due to elastic scattering much smaller than the sample size and superconductor coherence length, and discuss disordered transport behavior in the presence of different numbers of chiral edge modes, as well as nonchiral metallic modes. Our numerical results demonstrate that the presence of multiple chiral edge modes or nonchiral metallic modes will lead to a strong Andreev conversion, giving rise to half-electron half-hole transmission through the junction structure, in sharp contrast to the suppression of Andreev conversion in the single chiral edge mode case. Our results suggest the importance of additional transport modes in the quantum anomalous Hall insulator-superconductor junction and will guide future transport measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number144513
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume102
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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