High Temperature Superconductor Thin Films

Edited By

  • L. Correra, Istituto LAMEL-CNR, Bologna, Italy

Interdisciplinary research on superconducting oxides is the main focus of the contributions in this volume. Several aspects of the thin film field from fundamental properties to applications are examined. Interesting results for the Bi system are also reviewed. The 132 papers, including 8 invited, report mainly on the 1-2-3 system, indicating that the Y-Ba-Cu-O and related compounds are still the most intensively studied materials in this field. The volume attests to the significant progress that has been made in this field, as well as reporting on the challenging problems that still remain to be solved.
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Book information

  • Published: March 1992
  • Imprint: NORTH-HOLLAND
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-89353-6

Table of Contents

Abbreviated Parts: I. Properties. Recent progress in cuprate superconductors (W.Y. Liang). 2D conductivity in the normal state of the 123 superconducting copper oxides (J.C. Ousset et al.). Hydrogen-effects in YBaCuO thin films (J. Erxmeyer et al.). Correlation between microstructure and properties of High Tc films: Application to microwave properties (V.Z. Kresin et al.). Effect of ion and neutron irradiation on microwave losses of epitaxially grown YBa2Cu3O7-&sgr; films (S. Orbach et al.). Structural conversion in high Tc superconductors (P.V. Huong et al.). Microwave characterization of YBaCuO thin films deposited on (100)MgO (J.C. Carru et al.). Investigation of magnetic loss mechanisms in High-Tc films by ac-susceptibility measurements (C. Heinzel et al.). Magneto-optic measurements of magnetic flux profiles in High-Tc YBaCuO-films (A.A. Polyanskii et al.). II. Film Growth and Processing. Laser deposition of HTSC films on different substrates (A.I. Usoskin, I.N. Chukanova). Evaporated YBa2Cu3O7 thin films and device technology (R.G. Humphreys et al.). Superconducting artificial lattices grown by laser MBE (T. Kawai et al.). Chemical vapor deposition of high-Tc superconducting oxide thin films (H. Yamane, T. Hirai). III. Substrates and Multilayers. Buffer layers on silicon for growth of YBCO films (D.K. Fork et al.). Metal substrates for HTSC-Films preparation (T.E. Os'kina, Y.D. Tret'yakov). IV. Structural Characterization. High-resolution and analytical TEM of epitaxial YBa2Cu3O7-x thin films and YBa2Cu3O7 / PrBa2Cu3O7 superlattices (O. Eibl). Acoustic microscopy of HTSC microcrystallites and films (R.G. Maev, L.A. Chernosatonskii). V. Applications. HTSC multilayers for tunnel and proximity effect junctions (I. Iguchi et al.). Author index.