Suppression of the spiral-growth mechanism in epitaxial YBa[sub 2]Cu[sub 3]O[sub 7-x] films

Lowndes, Douglas H.; Zheng, X.-Y.
August 1992
Applied Physics Letters;8/17/1992, Vol. 61 Issue 7, p852
Academic Journal
Investigates the sensitivity of the growth mechanism and surface microstructure of YBa[sub 2]Cu[sub 3]O[sub 7-x] films to substrate miscut angle. Elimination of the screw dislocation-mediated growth; Components of the grown films; Role of surface steps as nucleation and rapid-growth sites on a miscut surface.


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