STM measurements of Ni impurity effects in Bi2212

A. Nakagawa, T. Sakaidani, Y. Kiguchi, T. Uto, A. Matsuda

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We report on the STS measurements for the temperature dependences of density-of-states for optimally-doped and overdoped samples. In the tunnelling spectra above TC in an overdoped sample, we found two types of a pseudogap; the large one, which had a typical pseudogap size and decreased with increasing a temperature, and the small one, which seemed almost temperature independent in our measured temperature range. The large gap seemed to switch to the small one with some overlap region with increasing a temperature. Similar behaviour was found in the optimally doped samples with an enhanced gap size and the temperature range. We identified the large gap as a conventional pseudogap and the small one as a new pseudogap, which is associated with Ni impurity. This shows a peculiarity of Ni impurity, and suggests an unusual interaction between an impurity and the Cu-O electronic system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012012
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 26
Externally publishedYes
Event29th International Symposium on Superconductivity, ISS 2016 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2016 Dec 132016 Dec 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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