Superconductor thin films: Topotactic corrosion mechanism of YBa2Cu3O7 with Water Vapor

Ralph Börner, Werner Paulus, Robert Schöllhorn, Bernd Kabius, Jürgen Schubert

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Corrosion in high‐Tc supercnductors (HTSC) caused by water vapor is examined. Htsc thin films prepared usig the laser ablation technique are shown to lose their superconducting properties due to the topotactic formation of a new hydroxylated phase which is a result of the corrosion. The mechanism of the corrosion process, which could be important in future applications of HTSC, is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-58
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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