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As-deposited near-single crystalline high Tc and Jc superconducting thin films by a pulsed lased deposition process

Venkatesan, T and England, P and Miceli, PF and Chase, EW and Chang, CC and Wilkens, B and Tarascon, JM and Wu, XD and Inam, A and Dutta, B and Hegde, MS and Wachtman, JB (1989) As-deposited near-single crystalline high Tc and Jc superconducting thin films by a pulsed lased deposition process. In: Solid State Ionics, 32-33 (Part 2). pp. 1043-1050.

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As-deposited high Tc superconducting Y1Ba2Cu3O7−x films with zero resistance temperatures of similar, equals89 K and critical current densities about 0.7×106 A/cm2 at 77 K have been reproducibly fabricated at a substrate holder temperature at 650°C, using pulsed laser deposition, without post-annealing. One key to these results is the injection of gaseous oxygen into laser produced plume just in front of the target. In this way, the correct amount of oxygen is incorporated into the as-grown film so that post-deposition treatment becomes unnecessary. Axial ion channeling in these as-deposit high Tc superconducting films on (100) SrTiO3 and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) on the film surfaces were performed. Angular yield profile near the film surface for Ba, and the surface peak intensity were measured using 3 MeV He ions. For channeling normal to the substrate a minimum yield of 7%, compared to similar, equals3% for single crystals, was obtained. The results of ion channeling and XPS studies indicate that the as-deposited films have good crystallinity as well as toichiometry to within similar, equals1 nm of the film surface. The in-situ growth of such high Tc and Jc films is an important step in the use of the laser deposition technique to fabricate multilayer structures and the surface perfection is of importance in tunneling devices such as Josephson junctions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Solid State Ionics
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2010 05:18
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2011 08:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/31369

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