Growth of superconducting (Hg,Re)Ba2CaCu2Oy thin films on Ag by pulsed laser deposition

J. H. Su, S. L. Atwell, O. Castillo, S. M. Durbin, P. A. Salvador, P. V.P.S.S. Sastry, J. Schwartz

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(Hg,Re)Ba2CaCu2Oy thin films have been fabricated on Ag by reacting laser deposited ReBaCaCuO precursor films with CaHgO2 in sealed quartz tubes. The as-prepared films exhibit excellent phase purity and c-axis texture, characterized by an onset superconducting transition temperature (Tc) of 124 K. The microstructures of the films examined by environmental scanning electron microscope revealed HgRe1212 crystals are plate-like and can grow and connect to each other with different ab-plane orientations. The irreversibility behavior and the temperature dependence of magnetization critical current density Jc, estimated by using Bean's model, are also reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)782-785
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberPART 2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2002


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Su, J. H., Atwell, S. L., Castillo, O., Durbin, S. M., Salvador, P. A., Sastry, P. V. P. S. S., & Schwartz, J. (2002). Growth of superconducting (Hg,Re)Ba2CaCu2Oy thin films on Ag by pulsed laser deposition. Physica C: Superconductivity and its applications, 372-376(PART 2), 782-785.