Pulsed laser deposition of thin YBCO films on faceted YSZ single crystal fibers
Paper in proceedings, 2014

Flexible rods of single crystals of 9% Y2O 3-stabilized ZrO2 (YSZ) were used as substrates for deposition of high-critical temperature superconducting (HTS) thin films. YSZ fibers were prepared by mini-pedestal method with laser heating and had average diameter of 300 micrometers and 30 mm length. X-ray diffraction analysis demonstrated high crystalline quality of obtained fibers and also indicated the presence of 15° deviation of the fiber axis from the [001] YSZ direction. Thin YBa2Cu3O7-x films were grown by pulsed laser deposition on YSZ rods using CeO2 buffer layer. Films have shown high critical temperature of 90 K with sharp superconducting transition. Critical current density was estimated to about 3×104 A/cm 2 at 80 K. Temperature dependence of critical current density suggests granular structure of films with grain size about several microns. Our results demonstrate feasibility of flexible YSZ fibers coated by HTS thin films for practical use.

high-temperature superconductors

YBCO thin films

flexible substrates


O. V. Snigirev

Moscow State University

Maxim Chukharkin Leonidovich

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Quantum Device Physics

N.V. Porokhov

Moscow State University

S.Y. Rusanov

Russian Academy of Sciences

V.V. Kashin

Russian Academy of Sciences

V.B. Tsvetkov

Russian Academy of Sciences

Alexei Kalaboukhov

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Quantum Device Physics

Dag Winkler

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2)

Journal of Physics: Conference Series

17426588 (ISSN) 17426596 (eISSN)

Vol. 507 PART 2 Art. no. 022033- 022033

Subject Categories

Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology



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