Preparation of YBCO Superconducting Films by Sol-Gel Process
precursor solution was prepared using barium trifluoroacetae (Ba-TFA) and non-fluorine yttrium (Y) and copper (Cu) organic salts. The precursor solution was modified by benzalacetone (BzAcH), in which the Cu2+ were chelated with BzAcH, which preventing the loss of Cu in the pyrolysis process. Dense YBCO superconducting films with smooth surface, which confirmed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), were repeatedly obtained through sol-gel process. X-ray diffraction (XRD) 2θ scanning and φ scanning indicated that the as-prepared YBCO films had good c-axis texture. YBCO films with superconducting transition temperature (TC) above 89K were obtained.
Yafang Han et al.
G. Y. Zhao et al., "Preparation of YBCO Superconducting Films by Sol-Gel Process", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 546-549, pp. 2007-2010, 2007