Biaxial texturing of Ni alloy substrates for YBCO coated conductors

E. Varesi, V. Boffa, G. Celentano, L. Ciontea, F. Fabbri, V. Galluzzi, U. Gambardella, A. Mancini, T. Petrisor, A. Rufoloni, A. Vannozzi

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Biaxial cube texturing and surface quality of the metallic substrate are key parameters for high Jccoated conductors. Experiments have demonstrated that the sharp cube texture can be developed up to 11 at.% V, 12 at.% Cr and 5 at.% W alloys; the respective cube textured area fractions result to be 96%, 97% and 99%. For all the studied alloys, FWHM values of ω- and φ-scans are in the range of 5-6° and 6-8°, respectively. Microstructural analyses reveal smooth surfaces with grooves localized at the grain boundaries of twinned cube textured and misoriented grains. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)763 - 766
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue numberPART 2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2002
Externally publishedYes


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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Varesi, E., Boffa, V., Celentano, G., Ciontea, L., Fabbri, F., Galluzzi, V., ... Vannozzi, A. (2002). Biaxial texturing of Ni alloy substrates for YBCO coated conductors. Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, 372-376(PART 2), 763 - 766.