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Journal of Superconductivity

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 215–220 | Cite as

Transport properties of textured Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+y, thin films

  • G. Balestrino
  • M. Cannavacciuolo
  • R. Di Leo
  • L. Maritato
  • A. Nigro
  • P. Romano
  • R. Vaglio
  • P. Paroli
Article

Abstract

Superconducting films of the high-T c compound Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+y, have been grown on (111)-oriented gadolinium gallium garnet substrates by a liquid-phase technique. The films show a very high degree of preferential orientation with thec-axis perpendicular to the substrates. The onset of the resistive transition was 85 K while zero resistance was obtained at 78 K. Results concerning the critical current properties of the films are described. Measurements of the paraconductivity effects on the electrical resistivity above the superconducting transition due to thermodynamic fluctuations are also reported.

Key words

Superconducting films Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+y liquid-phase growth critical current fluctuations 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Balestrino
    • 1
  • M. Cannavacciuolo
    • 1
  • R. Di Leo
    • 1
  • L. Maritato
    • 1
  • A. Nigro
    • 1
  • P. Romano
    • 2
  • R. Vaglio
    • 1
  • P. Paroli
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversitá di SalernoBaronissiItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Ingegneria MeccanicaII Universitá di RomaRomaItaly

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