Effects of In-situ and Ex-situ Heat-Treatment Procedures on the Transport Properties of the MgB2 Superconducting Thin Films Fabricated by Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis (USP) System


YAKINCI M. C., AYDOĞDU Y., AKSAN M. A., BALCİ Y., ALTIN S.

JOURNAL OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND NOVEL MAGNETISM, vol.24, pp.241-245, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

Abstract

Superconducting MgB2 thin films have been prepared using Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis (USP) system. 2.4 MHz USP system and various solutions which contain different Mg, B and de-ionized water and LAPSA concentrations and gas atmospheres were used to obtain 500 nm to 1.0 mu m thick MgB2 films. Some of the films produced were heat treated in-situ in the spraying chamber during deposition and some of them were annealed ex-situ in the tube furnace under Mg vapor. T (c) and T (zero) of the samples were obtained to be 39.5 K and 37.4, 39.5 and 37.0 for ex-situ and in-situ prepared films, respectively. The highest critical current density was obtained to be 4.12x10(6) A cm(-2) for ex-situ annealed films and 4.01x10(6) A cm(-2) for in-situ produced films. The result obtained indicated that the ex-situ preparation method provides improvement in the transport and magnetic properties.