Structural and superconducting properties of orientation-ordered Y1Ba2Cu3O7-x films prepared by molecular-beam epitaxy

J. Kwo, T. C. Hsieh, R. M. Fleming, M. Hong, S. H. Liou, B. A. Davidson, Leonard C Feldman

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Superconducting Y1Ba2Cu3O7-x films were produced by metal molecular-beam epitaxy with one electron beam and two thermal cells and a molecular oxygen-gas source. The films were epitaxially grown on SrTiO3(100) with an a-axis orientation perpendicular to the plane, and b and c axes ordered in the plane. A sharp resistive superconducting transition with Tc(R=0) at 82 K was obtained. A lower limit of the average Jc in the plane is 103 A/cm2 at 77 K, 5×104 A/cm2 at 70 K, and 106 A/cm2 at 4.2 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4039-4042
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1987


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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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