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Title: Manipulation of subsurface carbon nanoparticles in Bi 2 Sr 2 CaCu 2 O 8 + δ using a scanning tunneling microscope

Abstract

In this study, we present evidence that subsurface carbon nanoparticles in Bi₂Sr₂CaCu₂O 8+δ can be manipulated with nanometer precision using a scanning tunneling microscope. High resolution images indicate that most of the carbon particles remain subsurface after transport observable as a local increase in height as the particle pushes up on the surface. Tunneling spectra in the vicinity of these protrusions exhibit semiconducting characteristics with a band gap of approximately 1.8 eV, indicating that the incorporation of carbon locally alters the electronic properties near the surface.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Univ. of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA (United States)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1193204
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1181036
Report Number(s):
BNL-107978-2015-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 1098-0121; PRBMDO; R&D Project: PO010; KC0201060
Grant/Contract Number:
SC00112704; AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 91; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 1098-0121
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Stollenwerk, A. J., Hurley, N., Beck, B., Spurgeon, K., Kidd, T. E., and Gu, G.. Manipulation of subsurface carbon nanoparticles in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ using a scanning tunneling microscope. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.91.125425.
Stollenwerk, A. J., Hurley, N., Beck, B., Spurgeon, K., Kidd, T. E., & Gu, G.. Manipulation of subsurface carbon nanoparticles in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ using a scanning tunneling microscope. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.91.125425.
Stollenwerk, A. J., Hurley, N., Beck, B., Spurgeon, K., Kidd, T. E., and Gu, G.. Thu . "Manipulation of subsurface carbon nanoparticles in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ using a scanning tunneling microscope". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.91.125425. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1193204.
@article{osti_1193204,
title = {Manipulation of subsurface carbon nanoparticles in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ using a scanning tunneling microscope},
author = {Stollenwerk, A. J. and Hurley, N. and Beck, B. and Spurgeon, K. and Kidd, T. E. and Gu, G.},
abstractNote = {In this study, we present evidence that subsurface carbon nanoparticles in Bi₂Sr₂CaCu₂O8+δ can be manipulated with nanometer precision using a scanning tunneling microscope. High resolution images indicate that most of the carbon particles remain subsurface after transport observable as a local increase in height as the particle pushes up on the surface. Tunneling spectra in the vicinity of these protrusions exhibit semiconducting characteristics with a band gap of approximately 1.8 eV, indicating that the incorporation of carbon locally alters the electronic properties near the surface.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.91.125425},
journal = {Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics},
number = 12,
volume = 91,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 19 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
month = {Thu Mar 19 00:00:00 EDT 2015}
}

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