Progress in Nanoengineered Microstructures for Tunable High-Current, High-Temperature Superconducting Wires (pages 391–407)
T. G. Holesinger, L. Civale, B. Maiorov, D. M. Feldmann, J. Y. Coulter, D. J. Miller, V. A. Maroni, Z. Chen, D. C. Larbalestier, R. Feenstra, X. Li, Y. Huang, T. Kodenkandath, W. Zhang, M. W. Rupich and A. P. Malozemoff
Article first published online: 17 JAN 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200700919
High critical current Y1Ba2Cu3O7–δsuperconducting films must contain engineered inhomogeneities on the nanoscale within the framework of a uniform, defect-free macro-structure. Tailoring of the superconducting properties to application-specific conditions requires the ability to precisely engineer and control the nanoscale defect structure. This progress report covers the use of chemical solution deposition in achieving this level of control in high-performance YBCO superconducting films.