Chemical solution deposition (CSD) is a versatile and cheap technique widely used for both buffer layer and YBa2Cu3O7-δ (YBCO) epitaxial film growth. One of the main limits hindering the widespread use of the CSD technique in the field of coated conductors is the limited film thickness that can be reached without degradation. Among the different strategies adopted to obtain thicker film by CSD, increase of precursor solution concentration and viscosity can be mentioned. Another interesting approach is the use of multilayer deposition in order to overcome the limits of CSD technique. Multilayer deposition has been so far realized by performing a complete heat treatment - or at least a pyrolysis step - after each deposited layer, resulting in increased processing time and overall cost. In this contribution, we show that an epitaxial multilayer buffer can be easily obtained by means of multiple successive depositions, in which after each layer only a fast drying step of the precursor solution is carried out. In this way, only a single conversion heat treatment can be used. This approach not only allows a significant reduction on the processing time but also it is more suitable for the growth on metallic template. The viability of this approach is shown by using multilayer Zr-doped CeO2 buffer deposition on single crystalline YSZ substrate. It is shown that, up to 8 layers, no significant structural and morphological degradation of the buffer layer occurs. Further, YBCO film grown by CSD was used to test the suitability of multilayer buffer. YBCO film grown on multilayer buffer shows excellent superconducting properties, with zero-resistance critical temperature up to 92 K and a critical current density exceeding 1 MA/cm2 at 77 K in self field.

Campagna, E., Piperno, L., Pinto, V., Augieri, A., Rufoloni, A., Mancini, A., et al. (2022). All-Chemical YBCO-Based Architecture Using a Simplified Multilayer Buffer Deposition. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY, 32(4), 1-5 [10.1109/TASC.2022.3145300].

All-Chemical YBCO-Based Architecture Using a Simplified Multilayer Buffer Deposition

Rizzo F.;Salvato M.;
2022-01-01

Abstract

Chemical solution deposition (CSD) is a versatile and cheap technique widely used for both buffer layer and YBa2Cu3O7-δ (YBCO) epitaxial film growth. One of the main limits hindering the widespread use of the CSD technique in the field of coated conductors is the limited film thickness that can be reached without degradation. Among the different strategies adopted to obtain thicker film by CSD, increase of precursor solution concentration and viscosity can be mentioned. Another interesting approach is the use of multilayer deposition in order to overcome the limits of CSD technique. Multilayer deposition has been so far realized by performing a complete heat treatment - or at least a pyrolysis step - after each deposited layer, resulting in increased processing time and overall cost. In this contribution, we show that an epitaxial multilayer buffer can be easily obtained by means of multiple successive depositions, in which after each layer only a fast drying step of the precursor solution is carried out. In this way, only a single conversion heat treatment can be used. This approach not only allows a significant reduction on the processing time but also it is more suitable for the growth on metallic template. The viability of this approach is shown by using multilayer Zr-doped CeO2 buffer deposition on single crystalline YSZ substrate. It is shown that, up to 8 layers, no significant structural and morphological degradation of the buffer layer occurs. Further, YBCO film grown by CSD was used to test the suitability of multilayer buffer. YBCO film grown on multilayer buffer shows excellent superconducting properties, with zero-resistance critical temperature up to 92 K and a critical current density exceeding 1 MA/cm2 at 77 K in self field.
2022
Pubblicato
Rilevanza internazionale
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Esperti anonimi
Settore FIS/03 - FISICA DELLA MATERIA
English
Con Impact Factor ISI
Buffer layer
chemical solution deposition
multilayer deposition
Zr-doped CeO2
Campagna, E., Piperno, L., Pinto, V., Augieri, A., Rufoloni, A., Mancini, A., et al. (2022). All-Chemical YBCO-Based Architecture Using a Simplified Multilayer Buffer Deposition. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY, 32(4), 1-5 [10.1109/TASC.2022.3145300].
Campagna, E; Piperno, L; Pinto, V; Augieri, A; Rufoloni, A; Mancini, A; Angrisani Armenio, A; Masi, A; Rizzo, F; Salvato, M; Celentano, G; Vannozzi, A
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