Cover Page May-2019-Advanced Materials Letters

Advanced Materials Letters

Volume 10, Issue 5, Pages 319-323, May 2019
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Graphene has emerged as the most popular subject area in the active research field since its discovery in 2004. The published documents illustrate the popularity of Graphene research and innovations, spontaneously increased from about 150 in 2004 to 21,500 in 2018. Graphene is relatively young but high-hope for markets. The cover photo of May 2019 issue describes the structure of a cylindrical Graphene to celebrate the 15th anniversary of it's discovery.

Fabrication and characterization of nano-bridge Josephson junction based on Fe0.94Te0.45Se0.55 thin film

Jia Lu1, Wen Zhang2, Zheng Wang2, Xiaoming Ma1, 3, Shicai Shi2, Lei Yan1*, Hong Ding1, 4

1Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 3rd South Street, Zhongguancun, Beijing, 100190, China

2Purple Mountain Observatory and Key Laboratory of Radio Astronomy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.2 West Beijing Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210008, People’s Republic of China

3Department of Physics, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), No. 1088 Xueyuan Road, Shenzhen, Guangdong, 518055, China

4CAS Center for Excellence in Topological Quantum Computation, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 3rd South Street, Zhongguancun, Beijing, 100190, China

Adv. Mater. Lett., 2019, 10 (5), pp 319-323

DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2019.2270

Publication Date (Web): Jan 14, 2019



Nano-bridge Josephson junction has been fabricated with Fe0.94Te0.45Se0.55 (FTS) thin films by using focused ion beam etching (FIB). Electrical properties of the Josephson effects of the nano-bridge have been deeply studied. Current-voltage (I-V) characteristics of the junction exhibit resistively and capacitively shunted junction-like (RCSJ) behaviors. Critical current of the junction is 16.1 mA at 4.2 K. The product of the critical current and normal state resistance (IcRn) is higher than those reported in the literatures. Thermal conductance of the nano-bridge increases with increasing resistance, which suggests that the thermal transfer has been enhanced. Noise equivalent power of the nano-bridge is at the order of magnitude of 10-12 WHz-1/2, which is comparable to that of the NbN bolometer. With these unique electrical characteristics, the FTS based nano-bridge could have various potential applications.


Nano-bridge Josephson junction, iron-based superconductor.

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