Deposition of Superconducting Thin Films of Magnesium Di-Boride on Various Substrates by Electroless Plating Process
Superconducting thin films of magnesium diboride (MgB2) has been synthesized on various substrates such as gold, silver, copper and silicon using a novel electroless plating technique. The microstructures and the superconducting properties of these films have been characterized using X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and temperature dependent magnetometry. X-ray diffraction measurements confirm that the films are crystalline magnesium diboride with some impurity phases. Clear evidence for a superconducting transition in the magnetization measurements was observed.
Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
S. K. Putatunda et al., "Deposition of Superconducting Thin Films of Magnesium Di-Boride on Various Substrates by Electroless Plating Process", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 1840-1843, 2010