Correlation between modulation structure and electronic inhomogeneity on Pb-doped Bi-2212 single crystals

A. Sugimoto, S. Kashiwaya, H. Eisaki, H. Yamaguchi, K. Oka, H. Kashiwaya, H. Tsuchiura, Y. Tanaka

研究成果: Conference article査読

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The correlation between nanometer-size electronic states and surface structure is investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy (STM/S) on Pb-doped Bi2-xPbxSr2CaCu2O8+y (Pb-Bi-2212) single crystals. The advantage of the Pb-Bi-2212 samples is that the modulation structure can be totally or locally suppressed depending on the Pb contents and annealing conditions. The superconducting gap (Δ) distribution on modulated Pb-Bi-2212 samples showed the lack of correlation with modulation structure except a slight reduction of superconducting island size for the b-axis direction. On the other hand, the optimal doped Pb-Bi-2212 (x = 0.6) samples obtained by reduced-annealing showed totally non-modulated structure in topography, however, the spatial distribution of Δ still showed inhomogeneity of which features were quite similar to those of modulated samples. These results suggest that the modulation structure is not the dominant origin of inhomogeneity although it modifies the streaky Δ structure sub-dominantly. From the gap structure variation around the border of narrow gap and broad gap regions, a trend of the coexistence of two separated phases i.e., superconducting phase and pseudogap like phase, is detected.

ジャーナルPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
出版ステータスPublished - 2005 10 1
イベントProceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Superconductivity (ISS 2004) Advances in Supeconductivity -
継続期間: 2004 11 232004 11 25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • エネルギー工学および電力技術
  • 電子工学および電気工学


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