On the role of silver evaporation during YBa2Cu3O7-x film processing

Yanwei Ma, Satoshi Awaji, Kazuo Watanabe, Mitsuhiro Motokawa

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YBa2Cu3O7-x (YBCO) films were simultaneously grown on both silver and MgO substrates by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition. Studies show that the transportation of silver occurs via the evaporation from the silver substrate at high deposition temperatures. The silver vapor can migrate over a distance of a few millimeters on the surface of MgO substrate. We argue that the neighboring silver substrate could act as the source of the silver vapor. The presence of silver vapor may play a role as a catalyst for the microstructure change of YBCO film on the MgO substrate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-106
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct 1


  • MgO substrate
  • Microstructure change
  • Silver vapor
  • Transportation of silver

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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