Low temperature growth of high-Jc Sm1 + xBa 2 - xCu3Oy films

M. Itoh, Y. Yoshida, Y. Ichino, M. Miura, Y. Takai, K. Matsumoto, A. Ichinose, M. Mukaida, S. Horii

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We fabricated Sm1+xBa2-xCu3Oy (SmBCO) films on a c-axis oriented thin SmBCO seed layer by low temperature growth technique. The orientation of the film without seed layer changed from c-axis to a-axis as decrease of substrate temperature (Ts), whereas the SmBCO film with seed layer showed the complete c-axis orientation at low-Ts. This orientation mechanism was explained in view of adatom surface migration. In addition, the Jc value of the film on seed layer increased with decreasing Ts. From XRD φ-scan measurement, it is found that in-plane alignment of SmBCO film was improved by decreasing Ts. We considered that this behavior in high Jc SmBCO films was ascribed to improved in-plane alignment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)833-837
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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