Oxide thin film deposition on eutectic substrates

J. Santiso, V. Laukhin, G. Garcia, A. Figueras, Ll Balcells, J. Fontcuberta, J. I. Peña, R. I. Merino, V. M. Orera

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Thin films of different oxide materials have been deposited on special substrates prepared from eutectic composition in Ca-stabilised zirconia (CaSZ)/CaZrO3(CZO) and Mg-stabilised zirconia (MgSZ)-MgO systems. All of these phases are good candidates for oxide film deposition from the point of view of chemical inertness and lattice matching. The YBa2Cu3O7 (YBCO) and La2/3Ca1/3MnO3 (LCMO) films deposited on these substrates have shown a selective oriented growth depending on the substrate orientations. They reproduce the same pattern as the substrate, with different arrangements of two well-defined orientations. By choosing the proper substrate cut, we have been able to obtain: (i) a parallel strip pattern of biepitaxial YBCO/CSZ-CZO, which shows a clear anisotropy in its transport properties; (ii) an array pattern of polycrystalline YBCO islands in a c-axis oriented YBCO film on MgSZ-MgO substrates; or (iii) a strip pattern of alternating epitaxial and randomly oriented polycrystalline LCMO material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-91
Number of pages5
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2002


  • Epitaxy
  • Nanostructures
  • Oxide films


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