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Author (up) Decca, R.S.; Drew, H.D.; Maiorov, B.; Guimpel, J.; Osquiguil, E.
Title Photoinduced superconducting nanowires in GdBa2Cu3O6.5 films Type Journal Article
Year 1998 Publication Applied Physics Letters Abbreviated Journal Appl. Phys. Lett.
Volume 73 Issue 1 Pages 120-122
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Abstract We report the fabrication of high-Tc superconducting wires by photodoping a GdBa2Cu3O6.5 thin film. An optical near-field probe was used to locally excite carriers in the system at room temperature. Trapping of the photogenerated electrons define a confining potential for the conducting holes in the CuO planes. Spatially resolved reflectance measurements show the photogenerated nanowires to be ?250 nm wide. Electron diffusion, before electron capture, is believed to be responsible for the observed width of the wires.
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Notes Cited By (since 1996): 7; Export Date: 17 April 2009; Source: Scopus; CODEN: APPLA; doi: 10.1063/1.121787; Language of Original Document: English; Correspondence Address: Decca, R.S.; Laboratory for Physical Sciences; Department of Physics; University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742, United States; References: Freyhardt, H.C., (1993) Applied Superconductivity, , See edited by DGM Informationsgesellschaft, Oberursel and references therein; Kirilyuk, A.I., Kreines, N.M., Kudinov, V.I., (1990) Pis'ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz., 52, p. 696; Kirilyuk, A.I., Kreines, N.M., Kudinov, V.I., (1990) [JETP Lett., 52, p. 49; Osquiguil, E., Maenhoudt, M., Wuyts, B., Bruynseraede, Y., Lederman, D., Schuller, I.K., (1994) Phys. Rev. B, 49, p. 3675; Kudinov, V.I., Chaplygin, I.L., Kirilyuk, A.I., Kreines, N.M., Laiho, R., L Approved no
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Author (up) Decca, R.S.; Drew, H.D.; Maiorov, B.; Guimpel, J.; Osquiguil, E.
Title Superconducting Materials Engineered Using a Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscope Type Journal Article
Year 1998 Publication Scanning Abbreviated Journal Scanning
Volume 20 Issue 3 Pages
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Notes Export Date: 17 April 2009; Source: Scopus; CODEN: SCNND; Language of Original Document: English; Correspondence Address: Decca, R.S.; Laboratory for Physical Sciences; Department of Physics; University of Maryland College Park, MD, United States; References: Kudinov, V.I., Chaplygin, I.L., Kirilyuk, A.I., Kreines, N.M., Laitho, R., L Approved no
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Author (up) Decca, R.S.; Drew, H.D.; Maiorov, B.; Guimpel, J.; Osquiguil, E.
Title Superconducting Materials Engineered Using a Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscope Type Conference Article
Year 1998 Publication Scanning Abbreviated Journal Scanning
Volume 20 Issue Pages 156
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Author (up) Decca, R.S.; Drew, H.D.; Maiorov, B.; Guimpel, J.; Osquiguil, E.J.
Title Inducing superconductivity at a nanoscale: Photodoping with a near- field scanning optical microscope Type Journal Article
Year 1999 Publication Journal of Microscopy Abbreviated Journal J. Microsc.
Volume 194 Issue 2-3 Pages 407-411
Keywords High critical temperature superconductors; Near-field microscopy; Photoconductivity; Photoinduced superconductivity; barium; copper derivative; gadolinium; nanoparticle; conductance; conference paper; crystal structure; crystallography; density; fiber optics; film; illumination; magnetic field; photoactivation; priority journal; reflectometry; scanning near field optical microscopy; temperature
Abstract The local modification of an insulating GdBa2Cu3O6.5 thin film, made superconducting by illumination with a near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM), is reported. A 100-nm aperture NSOM probe acts as a sub- wavelength light source of wavelength ?(exc)=480-650 nm, locally generating photocarriers in an otherwise insulating GdBa2-Cu3O6.5 thin film. Of the photogenerated electron-hole pairs, electrons are trapped in the crystallographic lattice, defining an electrostatic confining potential to enable the holes to move. Reflectance measurements at ? = 1.55 ?m at room temperature show that photocarriers can be induced and constrained to move on a ?? 200 nm scale for all investigated ?(exc). Photogenerated wires present a superconducting critical temperature T(c) = 12 K with a critical current density J(c) = 104 A cm-2. Exploiting the flexibility provided by photodoping through a NSOM probe, a junction was written by photodoping a wire with a narrow (? 50 nm) under-illuminated gap. The strong magnetic field modulation of the critical current provides a clear signature of the existence of a Josephson effect in the junction.
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Notes Cited By (since 1996): 1; Export Date: 17 April 2009; Source: Scopus; CODEN: JMICA; doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2818.1999.00540.x; Language of Original Document: English; Correspondence Address: Decca, R.S.; Laboratory for Physical Sciences; Department of Physics; University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742, United States; email: rdecca@physics.umd.edu; References: Decca, R.S., Drew, H.D., Empson, K.L., Investigation of the electric-field distribution at the subwavelength aperture of a near-field scanning optical microscope (1997) Appl. Phys. Lett., 70, pp. 1932-1934; Decca, R.S., Drew, H.D., Maiorov, B., Osquiguil, E., Guimpel, J., Photoinduced superconducting nanowires in GdBa2-Cu3O6.5 films (1998) Appl. Phys. Lett., 72, pp. 120-122; Endo, T., Hoffmann, A., Santamaria, J., Schuller, I.K., Enhancement of persistent photoconductivity by uv excitation in GdBa2Cu3O6.3 (1996) Phys. Rev. B., 54, pp. 3750-3752; Federici, J.F., Chew, D., Welker, B., Savin, W., Gutierrez-Solana, J., Fink, T., Wilber, W., Defect mechanism of photoinduced superconductivity in YBa2Cu3O6+x (1995) Phys. Rev. B, 52, pp. 15592-15597; Ginsberg, D.M., (1996) Physical Properties of High Temperature Superconductors V, , World Scientific, Singapore; Guimpel, J., Maiorov, B., Osquiguil, E., Nieva, G., Pardo, F., Interrelation between persistent photoconductivity and oxygen order in GdBa2Cu3Ox thin films (1997) Phys. Rev. B, 56, pp. 3552-3555; Kirilyuk, A.I., Kreines, N.M., Kudinov, V.I., (1990) Pis'ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz., 52, p. 696. , Frozen photoconductivity in YBaCuO films; JETP Lett., 52, pp. 49-54; Krylov, I.P., (1990) Pis'ma Zh. Eklsp. Teor. Fiz., 52, p. 1049; Mechanism for the frozen photoconductivity of YBa2Cu3O7-? JETP Lett., 52, pp. 442-446; Kudinov, V.I., Chaplygin, I.L., Kirilyuk, A.I., Keines, N.M., Laiho, R.L.E., Ayache, C., Persistent photoconductivity in YBa2Cu3O6+x films as a method of photodoping toward metallic and superconducting phases (1993) Phys. Rev. B, 47, pp. 9017-9028; Lederman, D., Hasen, J., Schuller, I.K., Photoinduced superconductivity and structural changes in high temperature superconducting films (1994) Appl. Phys. Lett., 64, pp. 652-654; Nakamura, O., Fullerton, E.E., Guimpel, J., Schuller, I.K., High Tc thin films with roughness smaller than one unit cell (1992) Appl. Phys. Lett., 60, pp. 120-122; Nieva, G., Osquiguil, E., Guimpel, J., Maenhoudt, M., Wuyts, B., Bruynseraede, Y., Maple, M.P., Schuller, I.K., Photo-induced changes in the transport properties of oxygen-deficient YBa2Cu3Ox (1992) Phys. Rev. B, 46, pp. 14249-14252; Orenstein, J., Thomas, G.A., Millis, A.J., Cooper, S.L., Rapkine, D.H., Timusk, T., Schneemeyer, L.F., Waszczak, J.V., Frequency-and temperature-dependent conductivity in YBa2Cu3O6+x crystals (1990) Phys. Rev. B, 42, pp. 6342-6362; Osquiguil, E., Maenhoudt, M., Wuyts, B., Bruynseraede, Y., Photoexcitation and oxygen ordering in YBa2Cu3Ox films (1994) Phys. Rev. B, 49, pp. 3675-3678; Tinkham, M., (1996) Introduction to Superconductivity, 2nd Edn., , McGraw-Hill, New York Approved no
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Author (up) Decca, R.S.; Drew, H.D.; Osquiguil, E.; Maiorov, B.; Guimpel, J.
Title Anomalous proximity effect in underdoped YBa2Cu3O6+x Josephson junctions Type Journal Article
Year 2000 Publication Physical Review Letters Abbreviated Journal Phys Rev Lett
Volume 85 Issue 17 Pages 3708-3711
Keywords Critical currents; Energy gap; High temperature superconductors; Magnetic field effects; Magnetron sputtering; Mathematical models; Phase diagrams; Phase transitions; Physical properties; Scanning electron microscopy; Superconductivity; Yttrium barium copper oxides; Anomalous proximity effect; Fluctuating phase models; Josephson effect; Photodoping; Josephson junction devices
Abstract Experiments were carried out to probe the underdoped insulating material by the Josephson effect. Junctions were fabricated by exploiting the capability of locally photodoping insulating RBa2Cu3O6+x (R = rare earth) material. The existence of an anomalously large proximity effect was confirmed. The critical current of the junctions was consisted with the conventional Josephson relationship.
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Notes Cited By (since 1996): 36; Export Date: 17 April 2009; Source: Scopus; CODEN: PRLTA; doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.3708; Language of Original Document: English; Correspondence Address: Decca, R.S.; Univ of Maryland College Park, United States; References: Ginsberg, D.M., (1996) Physical Properties of High Temperature Superconductors V, , World Scientific, Singapore; Zhang, S.C., (1997) Science, 275, p. 1089; Emery, V.J., Kivelson, S.A., (1995) Nature (London), 374, p. 434; Corson, J., (1999) Nature (London), 398, p. 291; Renner, Ch., (1998) Phys. Rev. Lett., 80, p. 149; Demler, E., (1998) Phys. Rev. Lett., 80, p. 2917; Den Hertog, B.C., Berlinsky, A.J., Kallin, C., (1999) Phys. Rev. B, 59, pp. R11645; Emery, V.J., Kivelson, S.A., Zachar, O., (1997) Phys Rev. B, 56, p. 6120; Tinkham, M., (1996) Introduction to Superconductivity, , McGraw-Hill, New York; Decca, R.S., (1998) Appl. Phys. Lett., 73, p. 120; (1999) J. Microsc., 194, p. 407; Osquiguil, E., (1992) Appl. Phys. Lett., 60, p. 1627; Kudinov, V.I., (1993) Phys. Rev. B, 47, p. 9017; Decca, R.S., Drew, H.D., Empson, K.L., (1997) Appl. Phys. Lett., 70, p. 1932; Orenstein, J., (1990) Phys. Rev. B, 42, p. 6342; Nieva, G., (1992) Appl. Phys. Lett., 60, p. 2159; (1992) Phys. Rev. B, 46, p. 14249; notenoteGray, K.E., (1992) Phys. Rev. B, 45, p. 10071; Pauza, A.J., (1997) J. Appl. Phys., 82, p. 5612; Katz, A.S., Woods, S.I., Dynes, R.C., (2000) J. Appl. Phys., 87, p. 2978; noteUR – http://www.scopus.com/scopus/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-19244384844&partnerID=40 Approved no
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