Spiral growth in Pulsed Laser Deposited YBa2Cu3O7-δ films

B. Dam*, J. H. Rector, J. Huijbregtse, R. Griessen

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Using Pulsed Laser Deposition, we find that a high background pressure favours the formation of growth spirals on YBa2Cu3O7-δ thin films. At these elevated pressures 2D-nucleation and growth can be induced by putting the substrate well into the laser plume. We attribute this growth mode transition to a change in surface diffusivity. This confirms the close relationship between plume dynamics and surface kinetics in PLD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-560
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue numberPART 2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1997


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