Title: Surface topography and tunneling spectroscopy in high-temperature superconducting thin films by scanning tunneling microscopy
Authors: Kao, RT
Horng, JH
Wang, SJ
Juang, JY
Wu, KH
Uen, TM
Gou, YS
Yang, TH
Department of Electrophysics
Department of Photonics
Issue Date: 1-Apr-1996
Abstract: The surface morphology and tunneling spectroscopies of the YBa2Cu3O7-x (YBCO) and TlBa2Ca2Cu3O9+x (Tl-1223) high-T-c superconducting thin films deposited on LaAlO3(100) substrates were investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). The preliminary results show that although both systems have a common layer-like surface structure, the grain morphologies are quite different suggesting that they may follow different growth mechanisms probably due to the different preparation methods used. In addition, the tunneling current-voltage characteristics (IVCs) manifested features akin to that of charging effect-induced single electron tunneling in both systems. As a result, the gap-like structure observed in the dI/dV-V curves may not be reflecting the superconducting energy gaps as commonly conceived.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11536/1369
ISSN: 0577-9073
Volume: 34
Issue: 2
Begin Page: 688
End Page: 692
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