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Yu-Shiba-Rusinov states in two-dimensional superconductors. – (Mateo Uldemolins-Nivela / Seminar / LPT). – 08/11/2022
8 November 2022; 14h00 - 15h30
Mateo Uldemolins-Nivela (LPS, Orsay)
A magnetic impurity on a conventional superconductor is one of the most simple pair-breaking defects that induces in-gap Yu-Shiba-Rusinov (YSR) bound states, whose intricate spatial structure crucially influences the possibilities of engineering collective impurity states (e.g., Shiba chains, lattices…) and topological superconductivity.
In this talk, I will first introduce the paradigmatic model used to describe a magnetic impurity on a two-dimensional superconductor and I will discuss the main aspects of the YSR physics. Secondly, I will present our recent work on the quasiparticle effect of YSR states, where we use a generalized saddle-point approximation to unveil a simple analytical relationship between the spatial structure of the YSR bound states and the momentum-space anisotropy of the Fermi surface, namely the angular dependent Fermi velocity and curvature of the Fermi surface.
I will show that our analytical approximation is quantitatively accurate against tight-binding calculations in lattice models and I will discuss its application to describe the anisotropy of YSR states observed in scanning tunneling spectroscopy experiments of magnetic impurities on NbSe2.