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## Spectrum of Andreev bound states in Josepshon junctions with a ferromagnetic insulator

Ferromagnetic-insulator (FI) based Josephson junctions are promising candidates for a coherent superconducting quantum bit as well as a classical superconducting logic circuit. Recently the appearance of an intriguing atomic-scale 0-pi transition has been theoretically predicted. In order to uncover the mechanism of this phenomena, we numerically calculate the spectrum of Andreev bound states in a FI barrier by diagonalizing the Bogoliubov-de Gennes equation. We show that Andreev spectrum drastically depends on the parity of the FI-layer number L and accordingly the pi (0) state is always more stable than the 0 (pi) state if L is odd (even).

A three-parametrical family of ODEs on a torus arises from a model of Josephson effect in a resistive case when a Josephson junction is biased by a sinusoidal microwave current. We study asymptotics of Arnold tongues of this family on the parametric plane (the third parameter is fixed) and prove that the boundaries of the tongues are asymptotically close to Bessel functions.

An overview is presented of experiments on ballistic electrical transport in inhomogeneous super conducting systems which are controlled by the process of Andreev reflection. The initial experiments based on the coexistence of a normal phase and a superconducting phase in the intermediate state led to the concept itself. It was followed by a focus on geometrically inhomogeneous systems like point contacts, which provided a very clear manifestation of the energy and direction dependence of the Andreev reflection process. The point contacts have recently evolved towards the atomic scale due to the use of mechanical breakjunctions, revealing a very detailed dependence of Andreev reflection on the macroscopic phase of the superconducting state. In presentday research, the superconducting in homogeneity is constructed by clean room technology and combines superconducting materials, for example, with lowdimensional materials and topological insu lators. Alternatively, the superconductor is combined with nanoobjects, such as graphene, carbon nano tubes, or semiconducting nanowires. Each of these “inhomogeneous systems” provides a very interesting range of properties, all rooted in some manifestation of Andreev reflection.

In order to model the processes taking place in systems with Josephson contacts, a differential equation on a torus with three parameters is used. One of the parameters of the system can be considered small and the methods of the fast-slow systems theory can be applied. The properties of the phase-lock areas – the subsets in the parameter space, in which the changing of a current doesn’t affect the voltage — are important in practical applications. The phaselock areas coincide with the Arnold tongues of a Poincare map along the period. A description of the limit properties of Arnold tongues is given. It is shown that the parameter space is split into certain areas, where the tongues have different geometrical structures due to fastslow effects. An efficient algorithm for the calculation of tongue borders is elaborated. The statement concerning the asymptotic approximation of borders by Bessel functions is proven.

The dynamics of a two-component Davydov-Scott (DS) soliton with a small mismatch of the initial location or velocity of the high-frequency (HF) component was investigated within the framework of the Zakharov-type system of two coupled equations for the HF and low-frequency (LF) fields. In this system, the HF field is described by the linear Schrödinger equation with the potential generated by the LF component varying in time and space. The LF component in this system is described by the Korteweg-de Vries equation with a term of quadratic influence of the HF field on the LF field. The frequency of the DS soliton`s component oscillation was found analytically using the balance equation. The perturbed DS soliton was shown to be stable. The analytical results were confirmed by numerical simulations.

Radiation conditions are described for various space regions, radiation-induced effects in spacecraft materials and equipment components are considered and information on theoretical, computational, and experimental methods for studying radiation effects are presented. The peculiarities of radiation effects on nanostructures and some problems related to modeling and radiation testing of such structures are considered.

This volume presents new results in the study and optimization of information transmission models in telecommunication networks using different approaches, mainly based on theiries of queueing systems and queueing networks .

The paper provides a number of proposed draft operational guidelines for technology measurement and includes a number of tentative technology definitions to be used for statistical purposes, principles for identification and classification of potentially growing technology areas, suggestions on the survey strategies and indicators. These are the key components of an internationally harmonized framework for collecting and interpreting technology data that would need to be further developed through a broader consultation process. A summary of definitions of technology already available in OECD manuals and the stocktaking results are provided in the Annex section.