Development of Monolayer Cuprates Search for High-Temperature Superconductivity
P.C. Chiang1*, J.-C. Yang3, Y.-H. Chu2, J.-Y. Lin1
1Institute of Physics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan
2Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan
3Institute of Physics, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan
* presenting author:Ping-Chih Chiang, email:pizejohn@yahoo.com.tw
We propose to establish a new novel platform for studying complex superconductivity in cuprates by designing a copper oxide plane. In this study, a new type of functional two-dimensional interface composed of copper-oxide monolayer is grown via pulsed laser deposition. By using the atomically flat TiO2-terminated SrTiO₃ substrate and reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED), the deposited Strontium copper oxide (SCO) can be controlled in precise mono-layer thickness. This one-atomic-layer structure effectively generates a two-dimensional copper oxide monolayer, serving as a model system for understanding the correlated interplays and for exploring novel functionalities within an ultra-thin layer. The ultra-thin monolayer possesses promising potentials in revealing numerous undiscovered physical properties, as well as in developing next generation electronic devices. We hope to provide a novel cuprate monolayer, to study and to exhibit intriguing superconductivity.


Keywords: heterostructure, complex oxides, nanostructures, strongly correlated, superconductivity, 2-D electron gas