Microstructure of YBa2Cu3O7-y films on CeO2-buffered Al2O3

K. Develos, H. Yamasaki, A. Sawa, Y. Nakagawa, S. Ohshima, Masashi Mukaida

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We investigated the microstructure of epitaxial c-axis oriented YBCO films laser-deposited onto CeO2-buffered Al2O3 substrates. Using transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy and Auger electron spectroscopy, we have identified the majority of outgrowths which are spherical or polygonal in shape, with sizes ranging from 0.1 to 0.5 μm as having the same composition as that of the YBCO matrix. Another type of outgrowth with irregular shapes and sizes ranging from 0.5 to 1.0 μm was also found to have a composition of BaCuO2 or CuO. Combined scanning transmission electron microscopy and selective area electron diffraction measurements identified the former as slightly misaligned YBCO. Although there is a large number of surface outgrowths in the YBCO film, the critical current density Jc as calculated from hysteretic magnetization measurements is relatively high, where Jc ∼ 1.7 × 106 A cm-2 at 77 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1353-1357
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Volume357-360
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Transmission electron microscopy
transmission electron microscopy
microstructure
Microstructure
Scanning electron microscopy
scanning electron microscopy
Auger electron spectroscopy
Chemical analysis
Electron diffraction
Auger spectroscopy
electron spectroscopy
Magnetization
critical current
electron diffraction
current density
magnetization
Lasers
Substrates
matrices
lasers

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

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Microstructure of YBa2Cu3O7-y films on CeO2-buffered Al2O3. / Develos, K.; Yamasaki, H.; Sawa, A.; Nakagawa, Y.; Ohshima, S.; Mukaida, Masashi.

In: Physica C: Superconductivity and its applications, Vol. 357-360, 01.01.2001, p. 1353-1357.

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Develos, K. ; Yamasaki, H. ; Sawa, A. ; Nakagawa, Y. ; Ohshima, S. ; Mukaida, Masashi. / Microstructure of YBa2Cu3O7-y films on CeO2-buffered Al2O3. In: Physica C: Superconductivity and its applications. 2001 ; Vol. 357-360. pp. 1353-1357.
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