Fabrication of buffer layers and seed layers on biaxially textured Ni tapes for YBCO superconducting wire

H. Kurosaki, T. Yuasa, T. Maeda, Y. Yamada, S. B. Kim, T. Watanabe, K. Wada, I. Hirabayashi

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We have deposited Y2O3 buffer layers by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) on textured Ni tapes coated with biaxially aligned NiO(1 0 0) layers grown by surface oxidation epitaxy method. X-ray diffraction measurements showed that Y2O3 grew cube-on-cube on NiO layer, i.e. it has also biaxial orientation. With these Y2O3 layers, in-plane aligned YBa2Cu3O7-δ (YBCO) (0 0 1) thick films (∼3 μm in thickness) have been successfully grown by liquid phase epitaxy (LPE) method on the textured Ni tapes. YBCO seed layers, required in LPE process, had been also deposited by MOCVD. The LPE-grown YBCO thick films exhibit superconductivity transition temperature of Tc, onset = 90 K and Tc, zero = 65 K by four-probe transport measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)938-941
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2001
Externally publishedYes



  • Buffer layer
  • Liquid phase epitaxy
  • Metal-organic chemical vapor deposition
  • Superconducting wire
  • YBCO
  • YO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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