Scanning tunneling microscopy studies of NdBa2Cu3O7-δ single crystals

M. Nishiyama, N. Chikumoto, Masato Murakami, K. Ogawa, S. Shibata, K. Nakao, N. Koshizuka

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We have performed scanning tunneling microscope/spectroscopy measurements on NdBa2Cu3O7-δ (Nd123) single crystals. Two characteristic structures, i.e., square lattice and one-dimensional atomic structures are observed on the naturally terminated layers. For a cleaved surface, nm size bright and dark regions consisting of a 4 × 4 Å2 square lattice are observed and the contrast is explained by the inhomogeneous distribution of oxygen vacancies on the surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-530
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Aug
Externally publishedYes



  • Atomic structure
  • NdBaCuO single crystals
  • Scanning tunneling microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Nishiyama, M., Chikumoto, N., Murakami, M., Ogawa, K., Shibata, S., Nakao, K., & Koshizuka, N. (2001). Scanning tunneling microscopy studies of NdBa2Cu3O7-δ single crystals. Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, 357-360(SUPPL. 2), 527-530.