Fabrication of thick YBa2Cu3O7-x films on optimized SrTiO3 buffered-MgO single crystals

P. Mele, K. Matsumoto, T. Horide, A. Ichinose, M. Mukaida, Y. Yoshida, S. Horii

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    In this work, we studied the optimum deposition conditions for SrTiO 3 (STO) buffers deposited on MgO single crystals substrates by PLD method. We found that 120 nm thick STO films, deposited at 730 °C, present the smoothest surface and a minimum FWMH of the (002) reflection. High quality, smooth and free-crack YBa2Cu3O7-x (YBCO) thick superconducting films have then been fabricated using a deposition temperature of 800 °C on STO-buffered MgO substrates. A 373 nm thick YBCO/STO/MgO film can carry current densities Jc (77 K, 0 T) of 1.4 MA/cm2 and Jc (77 K, 5 T) of 0.14 MA/cm2. The Jc in high field overcomes the current transported in same experimental conditions by 180 nm thick YBCO film grown on Y2O3-decorated STO single crystal. For 1350 nm thick YBCO/STO/MgO film the Jc (77 K, 0 T) is about 0.8 MA/cm2 and Jc (77 K, 5 T) is 0.09 MA/cm 2.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3713-3716
    Number of pages4
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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