Superconducting and normal state transport properties of epitaxial 10 at.% Ca substituted YBCO thin films

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

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Abstract

The improvement of the critical current density in YBCO coated conductor tapes necessarily concerns the study of grain boundary (GB) properties and the study of different pinning mechanisms involving both GB and the interior of the grain (IG). Recently, it has been proposed that the introduction of Ca substituting Y enhances Jcin YBCO grain boundaries (GB). On the other hand enhanced correlated pinning, as observed in YBCO thin films grown on CeO2buffered substrates, has been ascribed to elongated defects along the c-axis of the film. In order to evaluate the role of calcium and CeO2buffer layer on the superconducting transport properties of YBCO films, critical current density measurements as a function of temperature, magnetic field and angle between magnetic field direction and c-axis of the film have been performed on epitaxial thin films of unsubstituted and 10 at.% Ca substituted YBCO grown on CeO2buffered Al2O3single crystal substrates. Results are compared with data obtained on 10 at.% Ca substituted YBCO grown on SrTiO3single crystal substrate. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17 - 20
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Volume437-438
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Augieri, A., Celentano, G., Ciontea, L., Galluzzi, V., Gambardella, U., Halbritter, J., ... Vannozzi, A. (2006). Superconducting and normal state transport properties of epitaxial 10 at.% Ca substituted YBCO thin films. Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, 437-438(SPEC. ISS.), 17 - 20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physc.2005.12.010