Precise Tuning of (YBa2Cu3O7-δ)1-x:(BaZrO3)x Thin Film Nanocomposite Structures
Run Zhao, Weiwei Li, Joon Hwan Lee, Eun Mi Choi, Yan Liang, Wei Zhang, Rujun Tang, Haiyan Wang, Quanxi Jia, Judith L. MacManus-Driscoll and Hao Yang
Article first published online: 23 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201304302
The precise tuning of inorganic nanocomposite thin films is realized using (YBa2Cu3O7-δ)1-x:(BaZrO3)x as a model system. A nanostructure switch from a vertical columnar structure to a horizontal multilayered structure is found with a transition, cross-ply structure at x = 0.4. Energetic considerations are used to explain the observed structures.