Electronic transport in underdoped YBCO nanowires: Possible observation of stripe domains

J. A. Bonetti, D. J. Van Harlingen, M. B. Weissman

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We have fabricated and measured the transport properties of a series of YBa2Cu3O7-δ nanowires ranging from 100 to 200 nm in width. In all samples we observe hysteretic steps in the current-voltage characteristics below the superconducting transition temperature Tc and switching fluctuations in the resistance as the temperature is varied well above Tc. The data may be evidence for the formation of a domain structure such as charge stripes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-344
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
StatePublished - May 1 2003
Eventproceedings of the 23rd international conference on low temper - Hiroshima, Japan
Duration: Aug 20 2002Aug 27 2002



  • Cuprates
  • Nanowires
  • Pseudogap
  • Stripes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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