YBCO Coated Conductor Applications - A Texture Problem
YBa2Cu3O7-δ ("YBCO") is a high-temperature ceramic superconductor. Due to its complex layered structure, a strong biaxial texture of the YBCO grains is necessary to achieve technically relevant currents. In this paper, we describe the development of flexible metallic tapes with strong cube texture, providing a lattice-matched template for buffer and YBCO coatings in proper orientation. Texture analysis was performed using electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD).
Paul Van Houtte and Leo Kestens
B. Obst et al., "YBCO Coated Conductor Applications - A Texture Problem", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 495-497, pp. 1353-1358, 2005