Preparation of YBa2Cu3O7-x films on cap-layer-buffered MgO substrates using precursor films deposited from Y, BaF2 and Cu

A. Ichinose, Y. Yamamoto, M. Mukaida, A. Kikuchi, K. Tachikawa, S. Akita, K. Inoue, K. Matsumoto, Y. Yoshida, S. Horii

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YBa2Cu3O7-x (YBCO) is prepared by low-oxygen-pressure annealing of precursor films which are deposited from Y, BaF2 and Cu sources at room temperature. In the annealing process, pure oxygen gas is introduced into the reaction chamber. The other gases, for example, water vapor or nitrogen gas, are not intentionally introduced. We previously reported that it is difficult to control the in-plane alignment YBCO films on MgO substrates. Therefore, a single cap layer (BaSnO3) or double cap layers (CeO2/BaSnO3) are deposited on the MgO substrate. Subsequently, the YBCO films are prepared on the cap-layer-buffered MgO substrates. We evaluated the crystallinity and the film growth of the YBCO films on single-cap-layer-buffered and double-cap-layer-buffered MgO substrates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1321-1325
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes

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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