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United States Patent Application

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A simplified architecture for a superconducting coated conductor is provided and includes a substrate, a layer of titanium nitride directly upon the substrate, the layer of titanium nitride deposited by ion beam assisted deposition (IBAD), a layer of a buffer material having chemical and structural compatibility with said layer of titanium nitride, the buffer material layer directly upon the IBAD-titanium nitride layer, and a layer of a high temperature superconductive material such as YBCO.
Jia, Quanxi (Los Alamos, NM), Matias, Vladimir (Santa Fe, NM), Findikoglu, Alp T. (Santa Fe, NM), Feldmann, David M. (Minnetonka, MN)
12/ 850,311
August 4, 2010
[0001] The present invention relates to high temperature superconducting thick films on polycrystalline substrates with high J.sub.c's and I.sub.c's. The United States government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 between the United States Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory.