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Electronic Properties in Nanowire-based Complex Oxide Devices

Tang, Yuhe (2021) Electronic Properties in Nanowire-based Complex Oxide Devices. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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A wide range of novel electronic properties have been observed in nanodevices with a reduced dimension at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface thanks to c-AFM lithography. In this dissertation, electronic properties at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface are studied with nanowire-based devices. Frictional drag between coupled nanowires is studied at the high magnetic field and superconducting regimes. In both high magnetic field and superconducting regimes, the drag resistance is insensitive to the separation between nanowires, which suggests the dominant electron-electron interaction is non-Coulombic in nature. The frictional drag in the superconducting regime suggests a reduced dimension in the superconducting nanowire due to the 1D nature of the superconductivity at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface. Frictional drag involving one electron waveguide is studied and shows a correlation with the subband structure of the electron waveguide when the electron waveguide is used as the drag wire. We discuss possible directions for the frictional drag with electron waveguides. Thermal transport experiments can provide additional insights into electronic properties at the interface. We measure the thermopower in the electron waveguide which exhibits quantized ballistic transport and the Pascal liquid phase. The thermopower can be described by the Mott relation and exhibits a different temperature dependence when the electron waveguide is at a conductance plateau. Our thermopower experiment paves the way for quantized thermal transport studies of emergent electron liquid phases in which transport is governed by quasiparticles with charges that are integer multiples or fractions of an electron.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Tang, Yuheyut30@pitt.eduyut30
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairLevy, Jeremyjlevy@pitt.edujlevy
Committee MemberPetek, Hrvojepetek@pitt.edupetek
Committee MemberMong, Rogerrmong@pitt.edurmong
Committee MemberHan, Taothan@pitt.eduthan
Committee MemberLeu, Paulpleu@pitt.edupleu
Date: 8 October 2021
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 14 April 2021
Approval Date: 8 October 2021
Submission Date: 25 June 2021
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 127
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Physics
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: complex oxide, LAO/STO, nanowire, quantum transport, frictional drag
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2021 19:16
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 19:16

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