Versatile new metalorganic process for preparing superconducting thin films

M. E. Gross, M. Hong, Sy-Hwang Liou, P. K. Gallagher, J. Kwo

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Abstract

A new technique for producing thin films of the high-temperature perovskite superconductors, LnBa2Cu3O7-x, where Ln represents a rare-earth element, using spin-on metalorganic precursors is described. Pyrolysis of the spin-coated films, consisting of mixed metal (2-ethyl hexanoates), leads to black films up to several microns thick whose degree of orientation is a function of the processing temperature and duration. Representative films of YBa2Cu3O7-x on MgO begin to exhibit orientation with the c axis perpendicular to the film plane at heat treatments above 900°C. The superconducting behavior of a highly oriented film produced at 990°C is characterized by Tc(onset)=89 K, Tc(R=0)=77 K, and Jc=103 A cm -2 at 65 K.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-162
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume52
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988

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Versatile new metalorganic process for preparing superconducting thin films. / Gross, M. E.; Hong, M.; Liou, Sy-Hwang; Gallagher, P. K.; Kwo, J.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 52, No. 2, 01.12.1988, p. 160-162.

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Gross, M. E. ; Hong, M. ; Liou, Sy-Hwang ; Gallagher, P. K. ; Kwo, J. / Versatile new metalorganic process for preparing superconducting thin films. In: Applied Physics Letters. 1988 ; Vol. 52, No. 2. pp. 160-162.
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