Laser-ablation deposition of CeO

V. Boffa, T. Petrisor, S. Ceresara, L. Ciontea, F. Fabbri, P. Scardi

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Ceria buffer layers were deposited by pulsed laser ablation on (100)[001] cube-textured Ni substrate for the fabrication of high-current Y-Ba-Cu-O tapes for power applications. The films were grown both on Pd-buffered Ni and on pure Ni substrates. The CeO2film deposited directly on Ni was not fully epitaxially grown as it had a polycrystalline component. On the contrary, the θ-2θ X-ray diffraction pattern of Ni-Pd-CeO2architecture contained only the (h00) peaks of Pd, Ni and CeO2, indicating good epitaxy of Pd and CeO2on Ni, and the pole figure showed (100)[001] texture for Pd film and Ni substrate, and (100)[011] for CeO2film. The surface of the as-obtained CeO2films was smooth and continuous, hence appropriate for further YBCO film deposition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202 - 212
Number of pages11
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1999
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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Boffa, V., Petrisor, T., Ceresara, S., Ciontea, L., Fabbri, F., & Scardi, P. (1999). Laser-ablation deposition of CeO. Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, 312(3-4), 202 - 212.