Superconducting properties of ultrathin films of YBa2Cu3Ox prepared by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition at 500°c

Hideaki Zama, Jun Saga, Takeo Hattori, Shunri Oda

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Abstract

Low-temperature (500°C) growth of YBa2Cu3Ox films by metaloganic chemical vapor deposition on (100)MgO substrates using N2O as an oxidizing agent has been investigated. Films 12 unit cells thick show superconducting onset critical temperature of 89 K and zero-resistivity critical temperature of 80 K. Films 4 unit cells thick show Tc (zero) of 30 K. Films as thin as 3 unit cells thick reveal superconducting onset characteristics. If the topmost (cap) layer and the bottom (buffer) layer are nonsuperconducting, this result suggests that superconductivity arises even from monomolecular layer of YBa2Cu3Ox.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L312-L314
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Mar
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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