Laser deposition and laser modification of high-temperature superconducting thin films

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Applications of high-temperature superconductors (HTSC) may require epitaxial films with {Tc}{ge}77 K, and J{sub c}{ge}10{sup 6} A/cm{sup 2}. In situ pulsed laser deposition (PLD) is suitable for fabrication of such films. We report parametric studies on the effect of laser and processing parameters on the crystallinity, epitaxy and electrical properties of laser-deposited HTSC thin films. In addition, several laser-based processes were used to modify the electrical properties ({Tc} and J{sub c}) of PLD thin films. A direct-write laser heating (1.06 {mu}m at {approx}0.5 kW/cm{sup 2} for {approx}5 min) process in an oxygen atmosphere at {approx}590 Torr was shown to selectivity ... continued below

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Dye, R.C.; Foltyn, S.R.; Nogar, N.S.; Wu, X.D.; Peterson, E.J. & Muenchausen, R.E. January 1, 1991.

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Applications of high-temperature superconductors (HTSC) may require epitaxial films with {Tc}{ge}77 K, and J{sub c}{ge}10{sup 6} A/cm{sup 2}. In situ pulsed laser deposition (PLD) is suitable for fabrication of such films. We report parametric studies on the effect of laser and processing parameters on the crystallinity, epitaxy and electrical properties of laser-deposited HTSC thin films. In addition, several laser-based processes were used to modify the electrical properties ({Tc} and J{sub c}) of PLD thin films. A direct-write laser heating (1.06 {mu}m at {approx}0.5 kW/cm{sup 2} for {approx}5 min) process in an oxygen atmosphere at {approx}590 Torr was shown to selectivity regenerate high-{Tc} material in microscopic domains from films that were partially deoxygenated. In separate work, electrical responses and crystallinity of HTSC films were measured as a function of excimer laser exposure using fluences in the range 20--150 mJ/cm{sup 2}. The critical current and boundary layer could be modified with a high degree of accuracy. 17 refs., 4 figs.

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  • 180. meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Phoenix, AZ (United States), 13-18 Oct 1991

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  • Other: DE92002518
  • Report No.: LA-UR-91-3463
  • Report No.: CONF-911047--8
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5097649
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1057681

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Dye, R.C.; Foltyn, S.R.; Nogar, N.S.; Wu, X.D.; Peterson, E.J. & Muenchausen, R.E. Laser deposition and laser modification of high-temperature superconducting thin films, article, January 1, 1991; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1057681/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.