Fabrication of biaxially textured templates for coated conductors by inclined substrate deposition.

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YBCO-coated conductors will enable the development of smaller, lighter, more-efficient electric power devices that can be operated at temperatures approaching that of liquid nitrogen. The critical current density (J{sub c}) of YBCO films on flexible metallic substrates has been significantly improved by epitaxially growing the YBCO on biaxially textured template films. Inclined substrate deposition (ISD) offers the potential for rapidly producing high-quality biaxially textured buffer layers that are suitable for YBCO-coated conductors. Using the ISD method, we have grown biaxially textured MgO films at deposition rates of 20-100 {angstrom}/sec. Electron microscopy of the ISD-MgO films revealed columnar grains topped off ... continued below

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Dorris, S. E.; Ma, B.; Li, M.; Fisher, B. L.; Koritala, R. E.; Erck, R. et al. August 21, 2002.

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YBCO-coated conductors will enable the development of smaller, lighter, more-efficient electric power devices that can be operated at temperatures approaching that of liquid nitrogen. The critical current density (J{sub c}) of YBCO films on flexible metallic substrates has been significantly improved by epitaxially growing the YBCO on biaxially textured template films. Inclined substrate deposition (ISD) offers the potential for rapidly producing high-quality biaxially textured buffer layers that are suitable for YBCO-coated conductors. Using the ISD method, we have grown biaxially textured MgO films at deposition rates of 20-100 {angstrom}/sec. Electron microscopy of the ISD-MgO films revealed columnar grains topped off by MgO (002) planes, and X-ray pole figure analysis showed that the (002) planes are tilted with respect to the substrate normal, giving ISD-MgO films a roof-tile surface morphology. A small phi-scan full-width at half maximum of {approx}10{sup o} was observed on ISD-MgO films deposited with a substrate inclination of 55{sup o}. YBCO films were grown on ISD-MgO buffered Hastelloy substrates by pulsed laser deposition. A sample that was 0.42 {micro}m x 0.45 mm x 1 cm gave a transport J{sub c} of {approx}0.34 MA/cm{sup 2} at 77 K in self-field. Details of ISD-MgO film fabrication and characterization, as well as the results of YBCO deposited on the ISD-MgO architecture, are presented.

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  • International Cryogenic Materials Conference : Superconductors for Practical Applications (ICMC 2002). Xi, Xian (CN), 06/16/2002--06/20/2002

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  • Report No.: ANL/ET/CP-106714
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 799798
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Dorris, S. E.; Ma, B.; Li, M.; Fisher, B. L.; Koritala, R. E.; Erck, R. et al. Fabrication of biaxially textured templates for coated conductors by inclined substrate deposition., article, August 21, 2002; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc739291/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.