In situ processing of epitaxial Y-Ba-Cu-O high Tc superconducting films on (100) SrTiO3 and (100) YS-ZrO2 substrates at 500-650 °C

R. K. Singh, J. Narayan, A. K. Singh, J. Krishnaswamy

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Abstract

We report the formation of excellent quality epitaxial YBa 2Cu3O7 films on (100) SrTiO3 and (100) ZrO2 (yttria stabilized) substrates in the temperature range of 500-650°C by XECl excimer laser ablation in a 0.2 Torr oxygen ambient. By applying a dc bias voltage of +300 V to an interposing ring, we were able to reduce the substrate temperatures from 650 to 500°C for obtaining epitaxial films. The quality of the epitaxial films was found to decrease with temperature, particularly below 550°C. The thickness of the superconducting films was varied from 500 to 5000 Å with superconducting transition temperatures Tc (zero resistance) varying from 87 to 90 K for 650°C deposits. The critical current density Jc of films was found to vary linearly with temperature with values of (zero magnetic field at 77 K) 5.0×106 and 1.0×106 for films deposited at 650°C on (100) SrTiO3 and (100) yttria-stabilized zirconia substrates, respectively. X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, electron channeling patterns, and Rutherford backscattering (RBS)/channeling showed excellent epitaxial quality of films on both substrates with best values of minimum ion channeling yield of 3.5% on (100) SrTiO3 substrates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2271-2273
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume54
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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