Pulsed laser deposition of thin YBCO films on faceted YSZ single crystal fibers
Paper i proceeding, 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.

YBCO thin films

flexible substrates

high-temperature superconductors


O. V. Snigirev

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Maxim Chukharkin Leonidovich

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Kvantkomponentfysik

N.V. Porokhov

Lomonosov 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, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Kvantkomponentfysik

Dag Winkler

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2)

Journal of Physics: Conference Series

1742-6588 (ISSN)

Vol. 507 Art. no. 022033- 022033


Pappers-, massa- och fiberteknik