Superconductivity in thin films of Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu oxide deposited via laser ablation of oxide pellets

Jaggi, N. K.; Meskoob, M.; Wahid, S. F.; Rollins, C. J.
October 1988
Applied Physics Letters;10/17/1988, Vol. 53 Issue 16, p1551
Academic Journal
We have grown superconducting films on the technologically important sapphire substrates by CO2 pulsed laser ablation from fully superconducting targets of Bi2Sr3-xCaxCu2Oy followed by appropriate post-annealing. The composition of the films was found to deviate slightly from the target. Nevertheless, films with metallic resistivity decreasing between room temperature and 95 K, Tc(onset) of about 90 K and Tc(zero) of 72 K have been obtained. Magnetoresistance measurements in fields up to 12.85 T give a value of dHc2/dT of 1.6 T/K, which is intermediate between reported values of parallel and perpendicular Hc2 of fully aligned thin films. The implied partial orientation is consistent with the morphology seen by scanning electron microscopy.


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