Pd layer on cube-textured substrates for MOD-TFA and PLD YBCO coated conductors

A. Mancini, G. Celentano, V. Galluzzi, A. Rufoloni, A. Vannozzi, A. Augieri, L. Ciontea, T. Petrisor, U. Gambardella, G. Longo, A. Cricenti

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Pd films were deposited on rolling assisted biaxially textured substrate (RABiTS) Ni-5 at.% W in order to exploit the Pd effect of the texture sharpening with respect to that of the substrate, for the development of YBa 2Cu3O7-x (YBCO) coated conductors. The Pd sharpening effect was relevant in the out-of-plane direction where the reduction for the ω-scans' full width at half maximum (FWHM) ranged from 55 to 65%, depending on the substrate roughness. The obtained minimum values of the FWHM in the transverse rolling direction of the (002) Pd ω-scan and in the (111) Pd -scan were of about 2.5° and 5°, respectively. The CeO 2/YSZ/CeO2 (YSZ is Y2O3-stabilised ZrO2) heterostructure of the buffer layer was developed by pulsed laser deposition (PLD). In order to transfer the sharp orientation of the Pd film, both the seed CeO2 layer and the YSZ layer were deposited at low temperatures (450 °C), low enough to avoid Pd/Ni-W interdiffusion. The YBCO, films deposited by both PLD and metal-organic deposition (MOD) using metal trifluoroacetate acid (TFA), exhibited rolling direction (005) ω-scan and the (113) -scan FWHM values of about 2° and 5°, respectively. In spite of the complete interdiffusion between Ni and Pd during the YBCO film deposition, the coated conductors exhibit good adherence, as well as a smooth and crack-free surface. A zero-resistance critical temperature (TC0) of 90.8 K for the MOD-TFA YBCO films and critical current-density (J C) up to 2.2 MA cm-2 at 77 K and self-field for PLD YBCO films have been obtained. © IOP Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Article number015003
Pages (from-to)-
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Mancini, A., Celentano, G., Galluzzi, V., Rufoloni, A., Vannozzi, A., Augieri, A., ... Cricenti, A. (2008). Pd layer on cube-textured substrates for MOD-TFA and PLD YBCO coated conductors. Superconductor Science and Technology, 21(1), -. [015003]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-2048/21/01/015003