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Interactions between electrons, mesoscopic Josephson effect and asymmetric current fluctuations

Abstract : This thesis discusses three experiments on the properties of electronic transport at the mesoscopic scale. The first one allowed to measure the energy exchange rate between electrons in a metal contaminated by a very weak concentration of magnetic impurities. The role played by magnetic impurities in the Kondo regime on those energy exchanges is quantitatively investigated, and the global measured exchange rate is larger than expected. The second experiment is a measurement of the current-phase relation in a system made of two superconductors linked through a single atom. We thus provide quantitative support for the recent description of the mesoscopic Josephson effect. The last experiment is a measurement of the asymmetry of the current fluctuations in a mesoscopic conductor, using a Josephson junction as a threshold detector.
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Benjamin Huard. Interactions between electrons, mesoscopic Josephson effect and asymmetric current fluctuations. Condensed Matter [cond-mat]. Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI, 2006. English. ⟨tel-00119371⟩

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