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High Tc YBCO superconductor deposited on biaxially textured Ni substrate

United States Patent

5,968,877
October 19, 1999
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A superconducting article includes a biaxially-textured Ni substrate, and epitaxial buffer layers of Pd (optional), CeO.sub.2 and YSZ, and a top layer of in-plane aligned, c-axis oriented YBCO having a critical current density (J.sub.c) in the range of at least 100,000 A/cm.sup.2 at 77 K.
Budai; John D. (Oakridge, TN), Christen; David K. (Oakridge, TN), Goyal; Amit (Knoxville, TN), He; Qing (Knoxville, TN), Kroeger; Donald M. (Knoxville, TN), Lee; Dominic F. (Knoxville, TN), List, III; Frederick A. (Andersonville, TN), Norton; David P. (Knoxville, TN), Paranthaman; Mariappan (Knoxville, TN), Sales; Brian C. (Knoxville, TN), Specht; Eliot D. (Knoxville, TN)
Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp (Oak Ridge, TN)
08/ 670,871
June 26, 1996
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-96OR22464 between the United States Department of Energy and Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.