Flux-assisted reactive solid phase epitaxy of highly c-axis oriented Ru(Eu1.5Ce0.5)Sr2Cu2O 10-δ thin films

W. Q. Lu, Y. Yamamoto, V. V. Petrykin, M. Kakihana, H. Koinuma, K. Shibuya, M. Lippmaa, Y. Matsumoto

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Highly c-axis oriented epitaxial Ru(Eu1.5Ce0.5) Sr2Cu2O10-δ (Ru-1222) thin films were grown on SrTiO3 (0 0 1) substrates by a novel growth technique, flux-assisted reactive solid phase epitaxy. The films grew epitaxially as (1 0 0)Ru-1222//(1 0 0)SrTiO3 with excellent crystallinity and atomically flat terraces and steps. The magnetization data are consistent with that reported for bulk Ru-1222 samples. The films are suggested to be granular superconducting. Although zero resistance was not obtained at temperatures down to 5 K, the onset of superconducting transition was observed at about 25 K within the ferromagnetic order.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-50
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 May 15
Externally publishedYes


  • Epitaxy
  • Ferromagnetic
  • Flux
  • Ru-1222 film
  • Superconducting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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