Superconducting properties and microstructure of PLD-ErBa 2Cu3O7-δ films with BaNb 2O6

H. Kai, M. Mukaida, R. Teranishi, N. Mori, K. Yamada, S. Horii, A. Ichinose, K. Matsumoto, Y. Yoshida, R. Kita, S. Kato, S. Awaji, K. Watanabe, M. Namba, T. Fujiyoshi

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We report superconducting properties and microstructures of ErBa 2Cu3O7-δ (ErBCO) films with BaNb 2O6 (BNO) grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) on SrTiO3 (STO) substrates. The BNO was introduced into the ErBCO films as an artificial pinning center. X-ray diffraction analysis indicated the high orientation both c-axis and in-plane for the obtained ErBCO films. An ErBCO film with BNO-doping (BNO + ErBCO) maintained the high critical temperature (T C) comparison with an ErBCO film with BZO-doping (BZO + ErBCO). Nanorods were observed clearly in Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) images of the BNO+ErBCO films. The nanorod diameter was smaller with lower substrate temperature during deposition. The BNO + ErBCO films showed higher critical current density (JC) than that of a pure ErBCO film for field//c-axis. Furthermore, we confirmed a tendency that JC of the BNO+ErBCO films were enhanced with lower substrate temperature. This indicates that nanorods observed in cross-sectional TEM images affected as c-axis correlated pinning centers. We suggest that the BNO is effective as a pinning material for ErBCO film with maintaining high TC.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012143
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Feb 1

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