Low Temperature Deposition of YBa2Cu3O(7-x) Films on Large Area and Non-planar Substrates

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 18186
Amount: $62,410.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Eic Laboratories, Inc.
111 Downey Street, Norwood, MA, 02062
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Martin W. Rupich
 (617) 769-9450
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Research Institution
Solution based deposition processes represent an extremely attractive method for the inexpensive fabrication of high Tc superconducting films on large area and non-planar surfaces. EIC Laboratories has developed a unique precursor consisting of an extremely soluble Cu-Ba-Y oxoalkalide complex that can be deposited on planar and non-planar surfaces by standard spin and dip coating techniques. The precursor films undergo a facile conversion to the superconducting YBa(2)Cu(3)O(7-x) phase at temperatures as low as 720 degrees Celsius. The process results in c-axis oriented YBa(2)Cu(3)O(7-x) films with Tc's of >90 Kelvin and Jc's of >2 x 10(5) A/cm2 at 77 Kelvin. The fabrication of large area and non-planar films requires optimization of the thermal processing conditions to insure uniform electrical properties over the entire film surface. The process represents a low cost technique for coating cavities, radomes and large area planar substrates with high quality superconducting films.

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