Development of a Fluorine-Free Polymer-Assisted-Deposition Route for YBa2Cu3O7−x Superconducting Films

Mircea Nasui, Ramona Bianca Sonher, Traian Petrisor, Sorin Varodi, Cornelia Pop, Lelia Ciontea, Traian Petrisor
2020 Coatings  
Polymer assisted deposition (PAD) was used as an environmentally friendly, non-fluorine, growth method for superconducting YBa2Cu3O7−x (YBCO) films. The kinetics of the thermal decomposition of the precursor powder was studied by thermogravimetry coupled with mass spectrometry (TG-QMS). YBCO films were spin coated on (100) SrTiO3 (STO) single crystalline substrates, followed by a single step thermal treatment under wet and dry O2 and O2/N2 mixture. The as-obtained films were epitaxially grown
more » ... epitaxially grown having a [001]YBCO||[001]STO out-of-plane epitaxial relationship and exhibited good superconducting properties with Tc (R = 0) > 88 K, transition widths, ΔT ≈ 2 K and critical current densities as high as 2.3 MA/cm2 at 77 K and self magnetic field.
doi:10.3390/coatings10100966 fatcat:cqokqleicjeepfopdrorwaje5a