Morphological Study of YBa2Cu3Oy Thin Films Grown by Excimer Laser Ablation Method

Shingo TOMOHISA  Hiroshi NAKATSUKA  Minoru TACHIKI  Takeshi KOBAYASHI  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E79-C   No.9   pp.1264-1268
Publication Date: 1996/09/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Toward Digital and Analog Applications of Superconductors)
Category: Device technology
Keyword: 
YBa2Cu3Oy excimer laser,  laser ablation,  PLD,  eclipse method,  STM,  migration laser plume,  

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Summary: 
A close correlation between the YBa2Cu3Oy film morphology and location of the (100) MgO substrate during growth by excimer laser ablation was obtained. When the susbtrate was placed inside the fringe portion of the laser plume, the spiral shape was most clearly seen on the entire film surface for both the conventional and eclipse ablation methods. When the substrate was placed outside the plume, the spiral growth was less pronounced. On the other hand, when the substrate was placed inside the plume core, marked deformation of the morphology occurred, and the superconducting critical temperature was lowered. This correlation was explained to some extent by the spatial variation of kinetic energy of the flying growth species.