Crystallinity of YBCO thin films on an MgO substrate using an amorphous buffer layer deposited at a low temperature

Y. Nakamura, S. Kudo, M. Mukaida, S. Ohshima

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Abstract

We have investigated crystallinity of YBCO films on an MgO substrate using an amorphous buffer layer. The evaluated films are obtained as follows: an amorphous YBCO buffer layer is deposited on the MgO substrate at a low temperature (200 °C); and then, an amorphous buffer layer is crystallized by the thermal annealing at a high temperature from 910 to 1030 °C; finally, main YBCO film is grown on the crystalline YBCO buffer layer over the MgO substrate. A significant improvement in the crystalline quality of the YBCO films was achieved, when amorphous buffer layers of 100 nm in thickness were crystallized by annealing temperature 950 °C and then annealing is continued for 1 h in air atmosphere. We confirmed that YBCO films grown on a well-crystallized buffer layer had better crystallinity than ones on bare MgO substrate, which has substantially large lattice mismatch.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1241-1245
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Volume378-381
Issue numberPART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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