TITLE

As-deposited superconducting Y-Ba-Cu-O thin films on Si, Al2O3, and SrTiO3 substrates

AUTHOR(S)
Silver, R. M.; Berezin, A. B.; Wendman, M.; de Lozanne, A. L.
PUB. DATE
June 1988
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;6/20/1988, Vol. 52 Issue 25, p2174
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We have developed an electron beam evaporator designed to deal with the special requirements of thin films of oxide superconductors. The growing surface is sprayed with plasma-excited oxygen while the sources and rate monitors operate in a low background pressure. This allows us to reproducibly grow films of Y-Ba-Cu-O on Si, Al2O3, and SrTiO3 substrates at a substrate temperature of 540 °C which are superconducting without the need for annealing. The resistive transitions of most films show an onset of 90 K and zero resistance by 68 K. X-ray diffraction indicates a preferred orientation for growth on most Si and SrTiO3 substrates. A preliminary measurement yields critical currents of at least 104 A/cm2 at 4.2 K for a film on silicon.
ACCESSION #
9827158

 

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