Formation and morphology of superconducting Hg-1223 thick film on Ni substrate

R. L. Meng, S. W. Chan, J. Cmaidalka, Y. Q. Wang, J. Otto, Y. Y. Xue, C. W. Chu

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The influence of processing conditions on the formation and growth morphology of Hg-1223 superconductor on non-oriented Ni substrates has been studied. The growth morphology strongly depends on preparation conditions. Four different Hg-1223 surface morphologies were identified. The tapes with the highest Jc had terraced flow-growth surfaces with no facets. The tapes with lower Jcs usually had flat Hg-1223 plates with square facets. The Hg-1223 plates had their c-axis in the tape plane and random Hg-1223 plates stacked together at various angles. By adjusting the precursor and controlling the P(Hg), the P(O2), and the sintering temperature, the preferred terraced flow-growth surface can be achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-82
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jul 1
EventIUMRS-ICAM'99: Symposium B of the 5th International Conference on Advanced Materials 'High-Tc Superconductors' - Beijing, China
Duration: 1999 Jun 131999 Jun 18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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