Spectroscopic absorption and emission measurements have been used to study laser deposition of YBCO films. They show that >95% of the monatomic Y and Ba initially ablated from the target undergo gas-phase chemical combination before film deposition. In contrast, considerable monatomic Cu persists into the deposition region. in this region, equilibrated gas temperatures are of the order of 2700 K. It is suggested that this high temperature facilitates film crystallization and epitaxial growth. The survival of monatomic Cu in the plume to the site of deposition is a manifestation of its endothermic reaction with O-2.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Superconductor Science and Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
Elastal, A. H., Morrow, T., Graham, B., & Walmsley, D. G. (1995). THE ROLE OF GAS-PHASE OXIDATION AND COMBINATION DURING LASER DEPOSITION OF YBA2CU3O7-X IN AMBIENT OXYGEN. Superconductor Science and Technology, 8, 529-533.