MOD oxide buffer layers on metallic substrates for YBCO coated conductors

A. Augieri, M.R. Mancini, A. Vannozzi, A.A. Angrisani, F. Fabbri, F. Rizzo, A. Mancini, A. Rufoloni, V. Galluzzi, G. Celentano, G. Sotgiu

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We present a detailed study carried out on oxide buffer layers grown by Metal-Organic Decomposition (MOD) on metallic substrates for YBa2Cu3O7-x(YBCO) coated conductor applications. Precursor solutions have been made starting from acetates or pentanedionates and characterized by means of Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Thermogravimetric (TG) analyses coupled with Fourier Transform Infra-Red spectroscopy (FT-IR). Thin buffer layers have been grown by spin-coating on Ni-5at.%W substrates. X-ray diffraction spectra (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) have been employed in order to optimize buffer layers in terms of film microstructure and surface quality, with the final aims of producing a suitable template for YBCO growth. It will be shown that the optimization of the recrystallization process can lead to high quality buffer layer allowing the growth of YBCO films showing good superconductive properties. Copyright © Materials Research Society 2013.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 MRS Spring Meeting - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2013 → …


Conference2013 MRS Spring Meeting
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/13 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Augieri, A., Mancini, M. R., Vannozzi, A., Angrisani, A. A., Fabbri, F., Rizzo, F., ... Sotgiu, G. (2013). MOD oxide buffer layers on metallic substrates for YBCO coated conductors. Paper presented at 2013 MRS Spring Meeting, United States.