Fabrication of 100 A class, 1 m long coated conductor tapes by metal organic chemical vapor deposition and pulsed laser deposition

V. Selvamanickam, Haigun Lee, Y. Li, X. Xiong, Y. Qiao, J. Reeves, Y. Xie, A. Knoll, K. Lenseth

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SuperPower has been scaling up YBa2Cu3O x-based second-generation superconducting tapes by techniques such as pulsed laser deposition (PLD) using industrial laser and metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD). Both techniques offer advantage of high deposition rates, which is important for high throughput. Using highly-polished substrates produced in a reel-to-reel polishing facility and buffer layers deposited in a pilot ion beam assisted deposition facility, meter-long second-generation high temperature superconductor tapes have been produced. 100 A class, meter-long coated conductor tapes have been reproducibly demonstrated in this work by both MOCVD and PLD. The best results to date are 148 A over 1. 06 m by MOCVD and 135 A over 1.1 m by PLD using industrial laser.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)859-862
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue numberPART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Oct
Externally publishedYes



  • Coated conductor
  • IBAD
  • PLD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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