Preparation of YBa2Cu3O7-x superconducting thick films by the electrophoretic deposition method
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YBa2Cu3O7-x thick films have been realised by the Electrophoretic Deposition method (EPD). The influence of several parameters (powder and iodine concentrations in the suspension, applied voltage and deposition time) on the EPD process has been studied by measuring the conductivity of the suspension and the amount of YBa2Cu3O7-x particles deposited on the electrode. Superconducting coatings onto silver substrates have been produced by a multilayer process during different deposition times. The highest critical current density value of these coatings measured by the four-point probe method is about 103 A/cm2 (77 K), in a suitable range for magnetic shielding applications.
KeywordsDeposition Time Critical Current Density Superconducting Property Iodine Content YBCO Film
BV is grateful to the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (Belgium) for a postdoctoral researcher fellowship. The authors thank the Center for Applied Microscopy (CATμ) for microscopy analyses.
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