Implementing microwave impedance microscopy in a dilution refrigerator

Zhanzhi Jiang, Su Kong Chong, Peng Zhang, Peng Deng, Shizai Chu, Shahin Jahanbani, Kang L. Wang, Keji Lai

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We report the implementation of a dilution refrigerator-based scanning microwave impedance microscope with a base temperature of ∼100 mK. The vibration noise of our apparatus with tuning-fork feedback control is as low as 1 nm. Using this setup, we have demonstrated the imaging of quantum anomalous Hall states in magnetically (Cr and V) doped (Bi, Sb)2Te3 thin films grown on mica substrates. Both the conductive edge modes and topological phase transitions near the coercive fields of Cr- and V-doped layers are visualized in the field-dependent results. Our study establishes the experimental platform for investigating nanoscale quantum phenomena at ultralow temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Article number053701
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2023 May 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation


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