Progress in the deposition of MgB 2 thin films

X. X. Xi, A. V. Pogrebnyakov, X. H. Zeng, J. M. Redwing, S. Y. Xu, Qi Li, Zi Kui Liu, J. Lettieri, V. Vaithyanathan, D. G. Schlom, H. M. Christen, H. Y. Zhai, A. Goyal

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A MgB 2 thin film deposition technology is the first critical step in the development of superconducting electronics utilizing the 39 K superconductor. It turned out to be a challenging task due to the volatility of Mg and phase stability of MgB 2, the low sticking coefficients of Mg at elevated temperatures, and the reactivity of Mg with oxygen. A brief overview of current deposition techniques is provided here from a thermodynamic perspective, with an emphasis on a very successful technique for high quality in situ epitaxial MgB 2 films, the hybrid physical-chemical vapor deposition. Examples of heterostructures of MgB 2 with other materials are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-44
Number of pages8
JournalInstitute of Physics Conference Series
StatePublished - 2004
EventApplied Superconductivity 2003 - Proceedings of the Sixth European Conference on Applied Superconductivity - Sorrento, Italy
Duration: Sep 14 2003Sep 18 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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