Control of Y2O3 nano-islands density to introduce artificial pinning centers in YBCO thin films

P. Mele, K. Matsumoto, T. Horide, O. Miura, A. Ichinose, M. Mukaida, Y. Yoshida, S. Horii

研究成果: Conference contribution


We successfully introduced high-density linear defects as artificial pinning centers (APCs) of the quantized vortices into YBCO films, during the film deposition procedure. APCs were introduced perpendicular to the film surface by using the distributed nano-sized Y2O3 islands prepared on SrTiO3(100) substrates. It is possible to induce strong changes on the shape and density of the Y2O3 islands by varying the deposition and annealing conditions. The highest Y2O 3 islands density, 226/μm2, was obtained with fifteen laser pulses at 800°C of substrate temperature, and applying an annealing temperature of 800°C. Even if only a small fraction of the induced defects act as effective pinning centers, Jc of YBCO film grown on the Y 2O3 nanoislands/SrTiO3 substrate increased to 1.8 × 107 A/cm2 (20 K, B//c, 0 T), which is 1.5 times higher than that of the pure YBCO film.

ホスト出版物のタイトルRecent Advances in Superconductivity
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルMaterials Synthesis, Multiscale Characterization, and Functionally Layered Composite Conductors
出版ステータスPublished - 2005 12月 1
イベント2005 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
継続期間: 2005 3月 282005 4月 1


名前Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings


Other2005 MRS Spring Meeting
国/地域United States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 材料科学(全般)
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 材料力学
  • 機械工学


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