Controlling the surface properties of high temperature superconductors


  • CAM acknowledges the NSF Science and Technology Center for Superconductivity and the AFOSR for support of this work. Professor J. T. McDevitt and Professor L. H. Greene are acknowledged for helpful discussions.


Molecular monolayer-based surface modification has been used extensively for three of the four important classes of electronic materials, namely metals, semiconductors, and insulators. In this article recent progress in the application of t. is technique, which is commonly called “self-assembly”, to the modification of the surfaces of high-Tc superconductors (e.g. see Figure) is reviewed.

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