Deposition technologies, growth and properties of high-Tc films
R. Wördenweber, Jülich Research Centre GmbH, Germany
Due to the extreme demands of high-temperature superconductor (high-Tc HTS) materials – especially the extremely complex structure, small coherence length and large anisotropy – existing deposition technologies have been greatly improved and novel technologies have been developed in the last decade. This article presents an overview on the deposition and deposition techniques of high-Tc material. The major technological approaches are discussed and compared in the light of the demands of the different superconductor and substrate materials. Nucleation and film growth of ceramic superconducting material are sketched, ...