Nonvacuum Er-123 films on buffer layered Ni tapes: Processing, growth, and properties

El-Kawni M., Mutlu İ. H., Aslanoglu Z., Akin Y., Hascicek Y.

Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, vol.15, no.3, pp.191-194, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Journal Name: Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.191-194
  • Keywords: Coated conductor, EBCO, NiO, Nonvacuum; annealing process
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: No


ErBa2Cu3O7-x (EBCO) thin films on buffer layered Ni tapes were investigated via a solgel technique. Er-123 films were prepared using solutions of various Er, Ba, and Cu precursor organometallic compounds. NiO was grown on Ni tapes as a buffer layer. ESEM (environmental scanning electron microscope), EDS (energy dispersive spectroscopy), and XRD (X-ray diffraction) analysis were used to characterize the EBCO films. The films produced in this manner were homogeneous, and free of pinholes and cracks. ©2002 Plenum Publishing Corporation.