Nanotechnology as a way to overcome the rapid Jc fall with HTS film thickness

VL Svetchnikov, VS Flis, AA Kalenyuk, AL Kasatkin, AI Rebikov, VO Moskaliuk, C.G. Tretiatchenko, V.M. Pan

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    This paper presents the results of a comprehensive study of the relationship of the structural and electrodynamic characteristics of quasi-single-crystal films of the HTSC cuprate YBa2Cu3O7¿¿ (YBCO) with various concentrations (several mass percent) of nanosize inclusions of the perovskitelike phase of BaZrO3 (BZO). High-resolution electron microscopy is used to investigate the nanostructure of the fabricated films and to determine the main types of defects that cause strong pinning of Abrikosov vortices and, accordingly, large critical current densities. The results of theoretically modelling the genesis of the defect nanostructure that appears in such films and its influence on the critical current are presented. The magnetic and transport properties of HTSC films made from YBCO(BZO) have been experimentally studied. The temperature, magnetic-field, and magnetic-orientation dependences of the critical current density of the test films are found. The results of an experimental investigation of the high-frequency properties of YBZO(BZO) films¿the surface microwave impedance of the films in the linear and nonlinear regimes¿are also given. The experimental results are discussed, and the influence of the nanostructure of the impurity phase on the electrodynamic characteristics of the HTSC films is analyzed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)59-71
    Number of pages13
    JournalLow Temperature Physics
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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