Cryogenic scanning tunneling spectroscopy studies of inhomogeneous superconductors

Oded Millo*

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We applied scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy, combined with magnetic susceptibility measurements and Mossbauer spectroscopy, in studies of three superconducting materials. Two belong to a new class of high TC magnetic-superconductor systems, R1.4Ceo.6RuSr2Cu2O 10-δ (R=Eu and Gd), which are magnetically ordered at TN ≫ Tc. The third is a granular normal-superconductor system, where the superconducting phase is YNi2B2C. In this paper we focus on the tunneling measurements, which exhibit large spatial variations of the local electronic properties for all three materials. Albeit, these local measurements also reveal pronounced differences between the third and the first two systems, which will be discussed in view of their macroscopic properties.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)417-422
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1997


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