Nanoplough-constrictions on thin YBCO films made with atomic force microscopy

A. A.O. Elkaseh, U. Büttner, M. Meincken, G. L. Hardie, V. V. Srinivasu, W. J. Perold

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Utilizing atomic force microscope (AFM) with a diamond tip, we were able to successfully plough nano-constrictions on epitaxially grown YBa 2Cu 3O 7-x; thin films deposited on MgO substrates. The thickness, width, and length of the obtained constrictions were in the range of a few 100 nm. Furthermore, we managed to produce a new S-type constriction, of which the dimensions are easier to control than for conventional constrictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3348-3349
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of nanoscience and nanotechnology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • AFM
  • Constriction
  • Josephson junction
  • Nanoploughing
  • YBCO thin film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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