Springer Theses

Manipulating Anisotropic Transport and Superconductivity by Focused Ion Beam Microstructuring

Authors: Bachmann, Maja D.

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of St Andrews, Scotland
  • Provides an in-depth description of focused ion beam (FIB) microstructuring fabrication techniques 
  • Showcases how novel transport device architectures can be tailored to answer specific research questions
  • Describes a generic approach to spatially manipulating electronic order on a micrometer length scale
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This thesis presents pioneering work in the relatively new field of focused ion beam (FIB) sculpting of single crystals to produce bespoke devices and enable the investigation of physics that cannot be studied in bulk samples. It begins with a comprehensive and didactic account of how to achieve this sculpting, revealing the ‘tricks of the trade’ of state-of-the-art FIB microstructuring. In subsequent chapters, the author presents ground-breaking results obtained from microstructures of the delafossite oxide metal PdCoO2 and the heavy fermion superconductor CeIrIn5. In these elegant, forefront experiments, a new form of directional ballistic transport in the ultra-pure delafossites is described and explained. Furthermore, a new way to spatially modulate superconductivity induced by strain is demonstrated with electrical transport measurements that agree well with predictions based on thermoelastic finite element simulations.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook 96,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-51362-7
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  • Bulk discounts from 10 eBooks
Hardcover 126,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Manipulating Anisotropic Transport and Superconductivity by Focused Ion Beam Microstructuring
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-51362-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-51362-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-51361-0
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 153
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 83 illustrations in colour
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