Polycrystalline MgB2 films on flexible YSZ substrates grown by hybrid physical-chemical vapor deposition

A. V. Pogrebnyakov, E. Maertz, R. H.T. Wilke, Qi Li, A. Soukiassian, D. G. Schlom, J. M. Redwing, A. Findikoglu, X. X. Xi

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We report properties of polycrystalline MgB2 films deposited on thin flexible yttium-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) substrates by hybrid physical-chemical vapor deposition. The MgB3 films show a transition temperature of 38.9 K with a narrow superconducting transition (0.1 K). The self-field critical current density in the films reaches 107 A/cm2 at low temperatures. These properties do not change after repeated bending over a radius of 10 mm. Low microwave surface resistance comparable to those obtained in epitaxial MgB3 films on single-crystalline sapphire substrate was observed. The result shows promise of polycrystalline MgB2 films for applications in superconducting digital circuits as well as in coated conductor wires.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2854-2857
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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