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Pulsed laser deposition for in-situ photoemission studies on YBa2Cu3O7-delta and related oxide films

We describe a new pulsed laser deposition (PLD) system that is linked to an angle-resolved photoemission (ARPES) chamber at the Synchrotron Radiation Center (SRC) in Wisconsin, USA. We also discuss our first results on epitaxially grown YBa2Cu3O7-delta (YBCO) films. The core level photoemission data indicate that a Be-oxide layer is the dominant surface layer. We were not able to reproducibly detect a sharp fermi edge in the photoemission spectra and thus conclude that the surface layer is non-metallic, probably due to oxygen loss at the surface. The absence of screening of the Y and Ba core levels is a further argument for this conclusion. Further experiments with ozone treated film surfaces are currently under way.

    Keywords: superconducting films ; laser ablation epitaxy ; photoemission ; spectroscopy ; YBA2CU3O6.9


    Univ Wisconsin, Dept Phys, Madison, WI 53706 USA.Schmauder, T, Univ Wisconsin, Dept Phys, 1150 Univ Ave, Madison, WI 53706 USA.

    ISI Document Delivery No.: BM36V

    Cited Reference Count: 6


    3rd Conference on Oxide Superconductor Physics and Nanoengineering

    JUL 20-24, 1998


    SPIE Int Soc Opt Engn, Oxxel GmbH Bremen

    PO BOX 10, BELLINGHAM, WA 98227-0010 USA


    • LSE-CHAPTER-1998-002

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