Sylvia Ujwary: Transport Properties of Exfoliated BSCCO on LAO/STO Heterostructures

We investigate the interaction between high-temperature superconductor Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ (BSCCO) flakes deposited on the oxide heterostructure LaAlO3/SrTiO3 (LAO/STO). Conductive-atomic force microscope (c-AFM) lithography will be used to create nanowires at the LAO/STO interface that couple to the BSCCO. Through coupling of these materials, we will be able to study phenomena such as the proximity effect and coulomb drag.