Effect of BaZrO3 Dopants in (110)-Oriented YBa2Cu3O6+x Thin Films

H Huhtinen, A Valimaki, M Irjala, P Paturi, Yau Tse, R Laiho

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Superconducting YBa2Cu3O6+x (YBCO) films are grown by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) in the orientation where its c-axis is lying in the plane of the film using (110) oriented SrTiO3 (STO) substrates with PrBCO template layer. By optimization of deposition temperature and rate the easily formed (103) orientation was avoided to get smooth and completely (110) oriented YBCO films. To improve the superconducting properties, we have also optimized the BaZrO3 (BZO)-doping in the (110) YBCO films. This gives the possibility to apply the current along the YBCO CuO2 planes where the critical current is much higher in thin film multilayers or to investigate the anisotropy and the effect of BZO pinning structure in different film orientations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3412-3415
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2009


  • Anisotropy
  • YBCO thinfilms
  • (110) STO
  • BZO-doping


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