Superconducting thin films of Y-Ba-Cu-O prepared by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition

R. Singh, S. Sinha, N. J. Hsu, P. Chou, R. K. Singh, J. Narayan

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High throughput, low-temperature deposition, sharp interfaces, and selective deposition with direct ion-, electron-, and photon-beam-controlled techniques are some of the key driving forces for the development of superconducting thin films by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) technique. In this paper we report on the electrical and structural properties of Y-Ba-Cu-O (YBCO) films deposited by MOCVD on yttrium-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) and BaF2/YSZ substrates using a single-step in situ processing method which requires no further annealing. YBCO films deposited on BaF 2/YSZ substrates have zero resistance at 80 K. The films were characterized by energy dispersive x-ray analysis, x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. The films on BaF 2/YSZ substrates exhibited textured growth having both the c and a axis perpendicular to the substrate. The use of BaF2 as a buffer layer suggests three-dimensional integration of high-temperature superconducting thin film for hybrid superconductor/semiconductor devices as well as superconductor switches and other related devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1562-1565
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


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