High-quality surface YBCO thin films prepared by off-axis pulsed laser deposition technique

V. Boffa, T. Petrisor, L. Ciontea, U. Gambardella, S. Barbanera

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Epitaxial YBCO superconducting thin films have been grown in-situ by XeCl excimer laser ablation using an off-axis deposition geometry. This PLD geometry allows to obtain films with an excellent surface morphology without droplets or other particulates. The as-obtained YBCO films exhibit good structural and superconducting properties with Tc(R = o)89.5 K, R(300)/R(100) = 2.8 Ar = 1.3 K, Jc= 2 × 106A/cm2(at 11 K and zero magnetic field) and full width half maximum of the rocking curve of the (005) YBCO peak of about 0.16°. These structural and electrical properties are very close to those of the YBCO films deposited by the conventional PLD on-axis geometry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218 - 224
Number of pages7
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 1997
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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