Processing by Pulsed Laser Deposition and Structural, Morphological and Chemical Characterization of Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O and Bi-Pb-Sb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O Thin Films
Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O (BPSCCO) and Bi-Pb-Sb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O (BPSSCCO) thin films were grown on MgO single crystal substrates by pulsed laser deposition. The deposition was carried out at room temperature during 90 minutes. A Nd:YAG excimer laser ( = 355 nm) with a 2 J/pulse energy density operated at 30 Hz was used. The distance between the target and substrate was kept constant at 4,5 cm. Nominal composition of the targets was Bi1,6Pb0,4Sr2Ca2Cu3O and Bi1,6Pb0,4Sb0,1Sr2Ca2Cu3OSuperconducting targets were prepared following a state solid reaction. As-grown films were annealed at different conditions. As-grown and annealed films were characterized by XRD, FTIR, and SEM. The films were prepared applying an experimental design. The relationship among deposition parameters and their effect on the formation of superconducting Bi-system crystalline phases was studied.
Pietro VINCENZINI, David S. GINLEY, Giovanni BRUNO, Attilio RIGAMONTI and Nikolay ZHELUDEV
V. Ríos et al., "Processing by Pulsed Laser Deposition and Structural, Morphological and Chemical Characterization of Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O and Bi-Pb-Sb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O Thin Films", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 75, pp. 202-207, 2010