# Imaging the effects of individual zinc impurity atoms on superconductivity in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ

@article{Pan2000ImagingTE,
title={Imaging the effects of individual zinc impurity atoms on superconductivity in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+$\delta$},
author={Shuheng H. Pan and Eric W. Hudson and Kristine Lang and Hiroshi Eisaki and Shin-ichi Uchida and J. C. S{\'e}amus Davis},
journal={Nature},
year={2000},
volume={403},
pages={746-750}
}
• Published 24 September 1999
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Although the crystal structures of the copper oxide high-temperature superconductors are complex and diverse, they all contain some crystal planes consisting of only copper and oxygen atoms in a square lattice: superconductivity is believed to originate from strongly interacting electrons in these CuO2 planes. Substituting a single impurity atom for a copper atom strongly perturbs the surrounding electronic environment and can therefore be used to probe high-temperature superconductivity at the…
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