Comparison of the critical current density of YBCO films obtained by dc sputtering and pulsed laser deposition

I. Ivan, L. Miu, S. Popa, D. Miu, Paolo Mele, K. Matsumoto

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We measured the critical current density Jc of optimally doped YBa2Cu3O7-δ thin films obtained by dc sputtering on (100) oriented SrTiO3 substrates and by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) on (100) oriented MgO substrates with SrTiO3 buffers. Jc at various temperatures T was determined from the magnetization curves registered with a vibrating sample magnetometer for an external magnetic field H (oriented along the c axis) up to 90 kOe. It was found that Jc of the films obtained by PLD usually overcomes the Jc values of the sputtered films in the whole investigated (H, T) domain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1234-1245
Number of pages12
JournalOptoelectronics and Advanced Materials, Rapid Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 12
Externally publishedYes



  • Critical current density
  • DC sputtering
  • Magnetization curves
  • Pulsed laser deposition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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