Progress in the deposition of MgB2 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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An MgB2 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 MgB2, 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 MgB2 films, the hybrid physical-chemical vapour deposition. Examples of heterostructures of MgB2 with other materials are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S196-S201
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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