A method is disclosed for forming a biaxially textured buffer layer on a biaxially oriented metal substrate by using a sol-gel coating technique followed by pyrolyzing/annealing in a reducing atmosphere. This method is advantageous for providing substrates for depositing electronically active materials thereon.
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This invention was made with United States Government support awarded by the Department of Energy to Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation, Contract No. DE-AC05-96OR22464. The United States Government has certain rights in this invention.