Observation of Superconductivity in Epitaxially Grown Atomic Layers

In Situ Electrical Transport Measurements

  • Satoru¬†Ichinokura

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Satoru Ichinokura
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  3. Satoru Ichinokura
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  4. Satoru Ichinokura
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  8. Satoru Ichinokura
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 121-122

About this book


This thesis presents first observations of superconductivity in one- or two-atomic-scale thin layer materials. The thesis begins with a historical overview of superconductivity and the electronic structure of two-dimensional materials, and mentions that these key ingredients lead to the possibility of the two-dimensional superconductor with high phase-transition temperature and critical magnetic field. Thereafter, the thesis moves its focus onto the implemented experiments, in which mainly two different materials thallium-deposited silicon surfaces and metal-intercalated bilayer graphenes, are used. The study of the first material is the first experimental demonstration of both a gigantic Rashba effect and superconductivity in the materials supposed to be superconductors without spatial inversion symmetry. The study of the latter material is relevant to superconductivity in a bilayer graphene, which was a big experimental challenge for a decade, and has been first achieved by the author.

The description of the generic and innovative measurement technique, highly effective in probing electric resistivity of ultra-thin materials unstable in an ambient environment, makes this thesis a valuable source for researchers not only in surface physics but also in nano-materials science and other condensed-matter physics.


Two-dimensional superconductor Rashba effect and superconductivity Metal-induced surface reconstructions of semiconductors Superconductivity of bilayer graphene In situ measurement technique in an ultrahigh vacuum

Authors and affiliations

  • Satoru¬†Ichinokura
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Tokyo TokyoJapan

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