A biaxially textured alloy article includes a rolled and annealed biaxially textured base metal substrate characterized by an x-ray diffraction phi scan peak of no more than 20.degree. FWHM; and a biaxially textured layer of an alloy or another material on a surface thereof. The article further includes at least one of an electromagnetic device or an electro-optical device epitaxially joined to the alloy.
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DEAC05-84OR21400 between the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. The invention was funded by the Superconductivity Program for Electric Power Systems, DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and the DOE Division of Materials Science.