Development of buffer layer structures for YBa

A. Mancini, V. Boffa, G. Celentano, L. Ciontea, M. Damasceni, F. Fabbri, V. Galluzzi, G. Grimaldi, T. Petrisor, S. Ceresara, U. Gambardella

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Y2O3and MgO-based buffer layer architectures on non-magnetic cube textured Ni-V substrates were studied for YBa2Cu3O7-δ(YBCO) coated conductors fabrication using both pulsed laser deposition and electron beam evaporation. The Y2O3films exhibited a biaxial texture with ψ and ω-scans full width at half maximum (FWHM) of about 11° and 7° and a smooth and continuous surface. YBCO thick films deposited on CeO2/Y2O3/Ni-V and CeO2/Y2O3/NiO/Ni-V architectures were mainly c-axis oriented showing a Tc(R=0)above 85 K. MgO films were grown by electron beam evaporation both directly on metallic substrates and with a Pd intermediate layer. The MgO films grown on Ni-V substrates show a good texture and good surface morphological properties. The MgO deposition on Pd buffered Ni-V substrate leads to films with better structural properties with respect to MgO depositon on bare Ni-V substrate, showing ψ and ω-scans FWHM up to 8° and 5°, respectively. In spite of the interdiffusion between Pd buffer layer and Ni-V substrate, the MgO films preserve their structural and morphological properties when annealed at typical YBCO deposition temperature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3128 - 3133
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Issue number25-27
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2000
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Mancini, A., Boffa, V., Celentano, G., Ciontea, L., Damasceni, M., Fabbri, F., ... Gambardella, U. (2000). Development of buffer layer structures for YBa. International Journal of Modern Physics B, 14(25-27), 3128 - 3133.