Superconductivity and resputtering effects in rf sputtered YBa2Cu3O7-x thin films

Shah, S. I.; Carcia, P. F.
December 1987
Applied Physics Letters;12/21/1987, Vol. 51 Issue 25, p2146
Academic Journal
Superconducting stoichiometric YBa2Cu3O7-x films have been grown by rf sputtering of a single bulk material target in an Ar+10% O2 sputtering atmosphere on a variety of substrates. Films on SrTiO3 substrates exhibited the best post-annealing superconducting properties with the critical onset temperature of 90 K and zero resistance at 67 K. The maximum current density for these samples was 1×105 A/cm2 at 4.2 K. An extensive loss of film underneath the target was observed during the growth of these films which can be attributed to resputtering due to oxygen anion or energetic neutral particle bombardment of the substrate.


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