Intrinsic Josephson Junctions on High-quality BSCCO-2212/2223 Superlattice Thin Films Grown by MOCVD


We report on the successful preparation of intrinsic Josephson junctions on high-quality BSCCO-2212/2223 superlattice thin films grown by MOCVD. The surface of as-grown films was very smooth with the roughness of the order of a half unit cell. Mesas were effectively structured on the film by the liquid-nitrogen-cooled dry etching method. A typical I-V characteristic in the c-axis direction of a BSCCO film shows the hysteresis and multiple resistive branches. The number of branches is consistent with that of junctions calculated from the height of a mesa structure. This indicates that BSCCO-2212/2223 superlattice films consist of a series array of S(CuO2 bilayer) / I(SrO, BiO layers) / S(CuO2 trilayer) junction. The formation of stacked Josephson junctions was also confirmed by the temperature dependence and the magnetic field dependence of Ic.

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Endo, K., Sato, H., Yoshizawa, T. et al. Intrinsic Josephson Junctions on High-quality BSCCO-2212/2223 Superlattice Thin Films Grown by MOCVD. MRS Online Proceedings Library 689, 519 (2001).

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