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Efficient growth of HTS films with volatile elements

United States Patent

December 22, 1998
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A system for applying a volatile element-HTS layer, such as Tl-HTS, to a substrate in a multiple zone furnace, said method includes heating at higher temperature, in one zone of the furnace, a substrate and adjacent first source of Tl-HTS material, to sublimate Tl-oxide from the source to the substrate; and heating at lower temperature, in a separate zone of the furnace, a second source of Tl-oxide to replenish the first source of Tl-oxide from the second source.
Siegal; Michael P. (Albuquerque, NM), Overmyer; Donald L. (Albuquerque, NM), Dominguez; Frank (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
08/ 886,243
July 1, 1997
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.