Strong reduction of the field-dependent microwave surface resistance in YBCO with BaZrO

N. Pompeo, V. Galluzzi, A. Augieri, F. Fabbri, G. Celentano, T. Petrisor, R. Rogai, E. Silva

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We present measurements of the magnetic field dependent microwave surface resistance in laser-ablated YBa2Cu3O7-δfilms on SrTiO3substrates. BaZrO3crystallites were included in the films using composite targets containing BaZrO3inclusions with mean grain size smaller than 1 μm. X-ray diffraction showed single epitaxial relationship between BaZrO3and YBa2Cu3O7-δ. The effective surface resistance was measured at 47.7 GHz for 60<T<90 K and 0<μ0H<0.8 T. The magnetic field had a very different effect on pristine YBa2Cu3O7-δand YBa2Cu3O7-δ/BaZrO3, while for μ0H=0 only a reduction of Tcin the YBa2Cu3O7-δ/BaZrO3film was observed, consistent with dc measurements. At low enough T, in moderate fields YBa2Cu3O7-δ/BaZrO3exhibited an intrinsic thin film resistance lower than the pure film. The results clearly indicate that BaZrO3inclusions determine a strong reduction of the field-dependent surface resistance. From the analysis of the data in the framework of simple models for the microwave surface impedance in the mixed state we argue that BaZrO3inclusions determine very steep pinning potentials. © 2008 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012173
Pages (from-to)-
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes


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Pompeo, N., Galluzzi, V., Augieri, A., Fabbri, F., Celentano, G., Petrisor, T., ... Silva, E. (2008). Strong reduction of the field-dependent microwave surface resistance in YBCO with BaZrO. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 97(1), -. [012173].