MSA  Vol.4 No.11 , November 2013
Phase Transition in Superconducting Thin Films of Tl System Employing a One-Zone Furnace and Deposited by Spray Pyrolysis
ABSTRACT

A study of the phase transitions in superconducting thin films of the Thallium-Barium-Calcium-Copper (TBCCO) system is carried out. In particular, it was got the Tl-1223 phase. For this purpose, and using the ultrasonic spray pyrolysis technique, Barium-Calcium-Copper precursor films were first obtained. Upon deposition of the precursor films, and as a second step, they were thallium (Tl) diffused in the one-zone furnace at 860°C. This methodology resulted in superconducting films that showed a phase transition as follows: Tl-2223 → Tl-2223 + Tl-2212 → Tl-2212 → Tl-1223, achieved between 2 and 7 hours of thallium diffusion. The evidence of the phase transitions was corroborated by the experimental results of X-ray diffraction, energy dispersive spectroscopy and resistance-temperature measurements.


Cite this paper
J. Rosas-Mendoza, L. Perez-Arrieta, M. Aguilar-Frutis, C. Falcony, R. Vázquez-Arreguín and A. Rosas-Mendoza, "Phase Transition in Superconducting Thin Films of Tl System Employing a One-Zone Furnace and Deposited by Spray Pyrolysis," Materials Sciences and Applications, Vol. 4 No. 11, 2013, pp. 739-745. doi: 10.4236/msa.2013.411093.
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