Methods and articles for controlling the surface of an alloy substrate for deposition of an epitaxial layer. The invention includes the use of an intermediate layer to stabilize the substrate surface against oxidation for subsequent deposition of an epitaxial layer.
This invention was made under Cooperative Agreement No. LA93STC10115 between American Superconductor Corporation and the Regents of the University of California which are in turn acting under Contract W-7405-ENG-36 with the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this Invention.