Fabrication and properties of epitaxial buffer layers on nonmagnetic textured Ni based alloy substrates

G. Celentano, V. Boffa, L. Ciontea, F. Fabbri, V. Galluzzi, A. Mancini, T. Petrisor, S. Ceresara, P. Scardi

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Biaxially aligned YBCO thick films on oxide buffered metallic substrates is a promising route toward the fabrication of superconducting tapes operating at liquid nitrogen temperature. The role of buffer layer is to reduce the lattice mismatch between the substrate and the YBCO film, to adapt the thermal expansion coefficient, to hamper the diffusion of Ni in YBCO film and to prevent the oxidation of the metallic substrate surface. This paper presents a study regarding CeO2buffer layer deposition on a new nonmagnetic (001)[100] textured Ni-Vi alloy substrates. The deposition of CeO2was performed by both pulsed laser ablation and e-beam evaporation techniques. The θ-2θ X-ray diffraction pattern mainly exhibits the (001) peaks of CeO2, indicating that the films are epitaxially grown with the c axis perpendicular to the substrate. Rocking curves through the CeO2(002) peak have a FWHM of about 6°. The SEM studies have shown that the surface is smooth, continues and free of cracks. Texture analysis reveals a good in-plane orientation for the ablated CeO2film, whereas the electron beam evaporated CeO2shows two textures in the growth plane. Further efforts are focused on the deposition of YBCO thick film on the as buffered nonmagnetic metallic substrate. © World Scientific Publishing Company.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1029 - 1034
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Celentano, G., Boffa, V., Ciontea, L., Fabbri, F., Galluzzi, V., Mancini, A., ... Scardi, P. (1999). Fabrication and properties of epitaxial buffer layers on nonmagnetic textured Ni based alloy substrates. International Journal of Modern Physics B, 13(9-10), 1029 - 1034.