Interfacial structures of Y123 and Nd123 films formed on MgO(001) substrates by liquid phase epitaxy

Junko Matsuda, F. Oba, T. Murata, T. Yamamoto, Y. Ikuhara, M. Mizuno, K. Nomura, T. Izumi, Y. Shiohara

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Interfacial structures of c-axis-oriented YBa2Cu 3O7-y (Y123) and Nd1+xBa 2-xCu3O7-y (Nd123) films were investigated by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) in conjunction with geometrical lattice matching and molecular orbital calculations. These films were formed on MgO(001) substrates by liquid-phase epitaxy. Despite the similarity in lattice constants between Y123 and Nd123, the in-plane orientation relationship (OR) to the substrates is different: [100]film//[100]substrate(I) for Y123 and [110]film//[100]substrate(II) for Nd123. From the results of HRTEM observations and image simulations, it was found that the Y123 and Nd123 films are terminated by BaO and CuO-chain layers at the interfaces, respectively. For both the Y123/MgO and Nd123/MgO systems, the OR(I) is assessed to be the most favorable in point of geometrical matching and the OR(II) is the second among the rotational misorientations on the [001]film and [001]MgO. The molecular orbital calculations reveal that the interface with the OR(II) and the CuO-chain layer termination is preferable in terms of covalent bonding for both the systems. Consequently, we suggest that the preferential interfacial structures are delicately determined by a balance of the geometrical and chemical factors at the interfaces, resulting in making the lowest interfacial free energies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2674-2682
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Volume19
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Liquid phase epitaxy
liquid phase epitaxy
Substrates
Orbital calculations
Molecular orbitals
High resolution transmission electron microscopy
molecular orbitals
transmission electron microscopy
high resolution
Crystal lattices
misalignment
Free energy
Lattice constants
free energy
orbitals
simulation

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  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Interfacial structures of Y123 and Nd123 films formed on MgO(001) substrates by liquid phase epitaxy. / Matsuda, Junko; Oba, F.; Murata, T.; Yamamoto, T.; Ikuhara, Y.; Mizuno, M.; Nomura, K.; Izumi, T.; Shiohara, Y.

In: Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 19, No. 9, 01.09.2004, p. 2674-2682.

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Matsuda, J, Oba, F, Murata, T, Yamamoto, T, Ikuhara, Y, Mizuno, M, Nomura, K, Izumi, T & Shiohara, Y 2004, 'Interfacial structures of Y123 and Nd123 films formed on MgO(001) substrates by liquid phase epitaxy', Journal of Materials Research, vol. 19, no. 9, pp. 2674-2682. https://doi.org/10.1557/JMR.2004.0353
Matsuda, Junko ; Oba, F. ; Murata, T. ; Yamamoto, T. ; Ikuhara, Y. ; Mizuno, M. ; Nomura, K. ; Izumi, T. ; Shiohara, Y. / Interfacial structures of Y123 and Nd123 films formed on MgO(001) substrates by liquid phase epitaxy. In: Journal of Materials Research. 2004 ; Vol. 19, No. 9. pp. 2674-2682.
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