YBa2Cu3O7/NdGaO3/YBa 2Cu3O7 trilayers by modified off-axis sputtering

Wang, S.Z., Olsson, E., Alarco, J.A., Ivanov, Z.G., Winkler, D., Langer, V., & Berastegui, P. (1993) YBa2Cu3O7/NdGaO3/YBa 2Cu3O7 trilayers by modified off-axis sputtering. Journal of Applied Physics, 73(11), pp. 7543-7548.

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High-quality epitaxial YBa2Cu3O7-δ (YBCO) thin films were achieved by a modified off-axis sputtering technique with high deposition rates (3.3 nm/min). The film quality and the deposition rate depended crucially on the target-to-substrate separation. Epitaxial YBCO/NdGaO3(NGO)/YBCO trilayers were successfully grown onto SrTiO3, Y-ZrO2, and LaAlO3 substrates by dc and rf sputtering. The epitaxial relations were found to be [001] YBCO//[001]NGO, [100]YBCO, or [010] YBCO//[110]NGO and [001]YBCO//[110] NGO, [100]YBCO, or [010]YBCO//[001] NGO, where the latter orientation relationship was dominating. Subsequent top YBCO layers grew c axis oriented independently of the two epitaxial orientations of the NGO. The orientation relationships between YBCO and NGO were the same. Auger electron depth profiles and transmission electron microscopy indicated that the interdiffusion at the interface between the YBCO and NGO layers was not strong even at 740°C. The superconducting transition temperatures of the top and bottom YBCO layers were about the same as that of YBCO single layers, i.e., 87-90 K. Scanning electron microscopy of the surface morphologies of the YBCO and the NGO showed that a smaller substrate-target distance resulted in smoother films.

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ID Code: 64054
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996):3
Export Date: 5 November 2013
Source: Scopus
Language of Original Document: English
Correspondence Address: Wang, S.Z.; Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, S-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
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DOI: 10.1063/1.354002
ISSN: 0021-8979
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 07 Nov 2013 00:33
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2013 00:33

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