Epitaxial growth of heterostructures on biaxially textured metallic substrates for YBa

V. Boffa, C. Annino, D. Bettinelli, S. Ceresara, L. Ciontea, F. Fabbri, V. Galluzzi, U. Gambardella, G. Celentano, G. Grimaldi, A. Mancini, T. Petrisor, P. Scardi

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The paper presents the current status of Ente per le Nuove tecnologie, ĽEnergia e ĽAmbiente research on the processing of high-irreversibility-field superconductor YBa2Cu3O7-x. (YBCO) tapes, useful for power application. A major part of this review is concerned with buffer layer growth, because this is the most important stage in the YBCO thick-film fabrication on biaxially textured metallic substrates. Several architectures are presented: CeO2/Pd/Ni, CeO2/(Ni-V) and CeO2/NiO/(Ni-V). For all the buffer layer structures the top CeO2 film was deposited by pulsed-laser deposition, while the Pd film was grown by electron-beam evaporation. The observed epitaxial orientation is [001]. The properties of a new non-magnetic Ni-V alloy substrate, as well as the preliminary results on superconducting multilayer structures, are also presented. The YBCO film grown on the CeO2/NiO/(Ni-V) configuration has the critical temperature Tc onset of 90.9 K, zero resistance at 86 K and the critical current density Jc = 105 Acrn−2 at 77 K and in zero magnetic field. © 2000 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)979 - 990
Number of pages12
JournalPhilosophical Magazine B: Physics of Condensed Matter; Statistical Mechanics, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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