Texture and magnetic anisotropy of YBa2Cu3O7-x film on MgO substrate

H. Sanchez Cornejo, L. De Los Santos Valladares, C. H.W. Barnes, N. O. Moreno, A. Bustamante Domínguez

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The texture and magnetic anisotropy of a YBa2Cu3O7-x (YBCO) film growth onto a MgO substrate are analyzed in order to understand the relation between them. X-ray diffraction shows the presence of the (00l) reflections from the YBCO layer with a grain’s fraction value 98%. Rocking Curves (RC) measurements reveal an out-of-plane texture with a full width at the half maximum of 0.81°, revealing a high uniaxial texture in the YBCO film. The temperature dependence of the susceptibility measurements obtained under many applied fields along Hext ||c-axis and Hext||ab-plane reveals strong relationship between the uniaxial texture and the magnetic anisotropy, confirming the high ordering of the CuO2 superconducting planes. In addition, the critical current density values are obtained from the hysteresis loops and compared to similar YBCO films with uniaxial and biaxial texture reported elsewhere.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21108-21117
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
This work has been supported by the Incorporación de Investigadores Program from the FONDECYT- World Bank- UNMSM (Contract No. 12-2019–FONDECYT–BM–INC.INV.) and the Vice Chancellor office of Research from the National University of San Marcos (Project Con - Con B151301031).


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