High-Quality YBCO thin films grown by Off-Axis PLD geometry

V. Boffa, T. Petrisor, U. Gambardella, L. Ciontea, R. Bruzzese, F. Fabbri

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In order to improve the surface quality of the pulsed laser deposited YBCO thin films an off-axis deposition geometry is proposed. Using this new PLD geometry, YBCO thin films have been grown on SrTiO3 substrates. These films were found to have a good surface morphology without droplets or other particulates, and good superconducting and structural properties. We have obtained Tc(R=0)=89 K, R(300)/R(100)=2.6, ΔT=1.5 K, Jc=2×106 A/cm2 (at 77 K and zero magnetic field), and the FWHM of the rocking curve of (005) YBCO peak is about 0.12°. A study regarding the influence of the deposition parameters on the film quality is also presented. © 1997 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1189 - 1192
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number2 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Boffa, V., Petrisor, T., Gambardella, U., Ciontea, L., Bruzzese, R., & Fabbri, F. (1997). High-Quality YBCO thin films grown by Off-Axis PLD geometry. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 7(2 PART 2), 1189 - 1192.