High critical current density scheme of YBa2Cu3O7-x films by metalorganic deposition using trifluoroacetates

Takeshi Araki, Izumi Hirabayashi, Junko Shibata, Yuichi Ikuhara

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    The formation of CuO nanocrystallite in a precursor has little influence on the critical current density (Jc) of the YBa2Cu3O7-x (YBCO) film by the metalorganic deposition using trifluoroacetate. From the result of transmission electron microscopy, the microstructure of the YBCO film allows the coexistence of isolated CuO grains. Increasing humidity in the firing process is effective to decrease the grain growth of CuO nanocrystallite and attain high Jc of the films. We propose that a quasi-liquid is formed in a Cu-rich Y-Ba-O-F amorphous matrix and CuO/amorphous interface in the firing process with humidity. The quasi-liquid may help to diffuse H2O and HF in the film during the firing process, therefore, the removal of HF gas from the film surface is only a growth limiting process. Such a growth scheme leads to high Jc with high reproducibility.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)913-916
    Number of pages4
    JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jun 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ceramics and Composites
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Materials Chemistry

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