We report on the STS measurements for the temperature dependences of density-of-states for optimally-doped and overdoped samples. In the tunnelling spectra above TC in an overdoped sample, we found two types of a pseudogap; the large one, which had a typical pseudogap size and decreased with increasing a temperature, and the small one, which seemed almost temperature independent in our measured temperature range. The large gap seemed to switch to the small one with some overlap region with increasing a temperature. Similar behaviour was found in the optimally doped samples with an enhanced gap size and the temperature range. We identified the large gap as a conventional pseudogap and the small one as a new pseudogap, which is associated with Ni impurity. This shows a peculiarity of Ni impurity, and suggests an unusual interaction between an impurity and the Cu-O electronic system.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 2017 Jul 26|
|Event||29th International Symposium on Superconductivity, ISS 2016 - Tokyo, Japan|
Duration: 2016 Dec 13 → 2016 Dec 15
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)