Observation of half-integer Shapiro steps in graphene Josephson junctions

Zhujun Huang, Bassel Heiba Elfeky, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Javad Shabani, Davood Shahrjerdi

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We study quantum transport and AC Josephson effect of hexagonal boron nitride encapsulated graphene (BGB) Josephson junctions (JJs). Our experiments reveal the emergence of the half-integer Shapiro steps in the n-type regime with high electron carrier densities. We attribute this observation to the gate-tunable transmission probability of the graphene junction. Our numerical simulations are consistent with the appearance of half-integer Shapiro steps at high transparency, which suggests a skewed current phase relationship in the graphene JJ.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number262601
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number26
StatePublished - Jun 26 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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