Design of Dielectric Substrates for High TcSuperconductor Films
Acta Physica Polonica. A
Investigations on the design and engineering of candidate substrate materials suitable for high T L superconductor thin film deposition and applications have yielded several exciting new hosts such as B a(Mg1/3Ta2/3)O3 " Sr(A11 /2 Ta 1 /2 )O3 , and Sr(Αll1/2Νb1/2)O3 . Dielectric properties, thermal expansion coemcients, melting temperatures and growth feasibility were tested for a wide range of substrate materials and solid solutions. These complex perovskite crystals and their associated solid
... ir associated solid solutions provide new options for ultra low loss, low permittivity substrates with close structural and thermal matching to the YΒa 2 Cu 3 O 7-δ . Several new materials have been tested for high Τc snperconductor film depositions. Α laser heated pedestal growth system has been used as an essential tool in producing single crystals for testing. Development on the predictive capability of the dielectric constant of ionic solids, by improving Shannon's approach, will also be discussed in this paper.