Epitaxial relationships of the a-axis oriented YBa2Cu3O7-x thin films on the PrBa2Cu3O7-x buffered SrTiO3(100) by two step PLD

Yong Sung Gun, Dae Suh Jeong, Sahn Nahm

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An a-axis oriented YBa2Cu3O7-x (YBCO) thin film exhibiting zero resistance at 83 K and critical current density of 7.9×103 A/cm2 at 62 K was obtained on an 180 nm-thick PrBa2Cu3O7-x(PBCO) buffered SrTiO3(100) substrate by two step pulsed laser deposition (PLD). The volume fraction of a-axis orientation and the crystallinity (χmin) of the 150 nm-thick YBCO thin films were increased with increasing the thickness of PBCO buffer layer, which was varied from 0 nm to 180 nm. It is concluded that the thickness of PBCO buffer layer is one of the important parameters to control the structural and superconducting properties of the a-axis oriented YBCO thin films using the PBCO buffer layers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-182
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1994 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 1994 Apr 51994 Apr 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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