Biaxially aligned template films fabricated by inclined-substrate deposition for YBCO-coated conductor applications

Beihai Ma, Meiya Li, R.E. Koritala, B.L. Fisher, A.R. Markowitz, R.A. Erck, S.E. Dorris, D.J. Miller, U. Balachandran
2003 IEEE transactions on applied superconductivity  
Inclined substrate deposition (ISD) has the potential for rapid production of high-quality biaxially textured buffer layers, which are important for YBCO-coated conductor applications. We have grown biaxially textured MgO films by ISD at deposition rates of 20-100 Å/sec. Columnar grains with a roof-tile surface structure were observed in the ISD-MgO films. X-ray pole figure analysis revealed that the (002) planes of the ISD-MgO films are tilted at an angle from the substrate normal. A small φ φ
more » ... φ φ-scan full-width at half maximum (FWHM) of ≈9° was observed on MgO films deposited at an inclination angle of 55°. In-plane texture in the ISD MgO films developed in the first 0.5 µm from the interface, then stabilized with further increases in film thickness. YBCO films deposited by pulsed laser deposition on ISD-MgObuffered Hastelloy C276 substrates were biaxially aligned with the c-axis parallel to the substrate normal. T c of 91 K with a sharp transition and transport J c of 5.5 x 10 5 A/cm 2 at 77 K in self-field were measured on a YBCO film that was 0.46-µm thick, 4-mm wide, 10-mm long.
doi:10.1109/tasc.2003.811959 fatcat:7unvh3p33zbuleybodtnwtbjgi