Textured La2Zr2O7, Gd2O3, and Er2O3 buffer layers for a long-length YBCO coated conductors by non-vacuum process

ÇELİK E., Okuyucu H., Mutlu İ. H., Tomsic M., Schwartz J., Hascicek Y.

2000 Applied Superconductivity Conference, Virginia Beach, VA, United States Of America, 17 - 22 September 2000, vol.11, pp.3162-3165 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 11
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/77.919734
  • City: Virginia Beach, VA
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.3162-3165
  • Keywords: Buffer layers, Sol-gel, Texture, YBCO
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: No


Textured La2Zr2O7, Gd2O3, and Er2O3 were studied as buffer layer materials for long length YBCO coated conductors. Buffer layers were grown on Ni tapes using La, Zr, Gd, and Er organometallic compounds which were dissolved into solvents to obtain smooth films via a non-vacuum, reel-to-reel sol-gel process. Films were annealed at 900°C-1200°C under a flowing 4%H2-Ar gas mixture. The buffer layers were characterized by ESEM, EDS, XRD, and DTA. It was found that textured, continuous, crack- and pinhole-free La2Zr2O7, Gd2O3, and Er2O3 buffer layers were obtained.