High-performing superconducting YBa2Cu3O7–x (YBCO) films are fabricated by a chemi- cal solution deposition methodology through novel barium-deficient low-fluorine solutions. The precursor solutions, distinguished for being straightforward, inexpensive and eco-friendly, allow us to reduce the growing temperature of YBCO down to 750 ◦C. We investigated the influence of the growing temperatures on both the microstructure and superconducting properties of YBCO films by using conventional thermal annealing and flash-heating approaches. A clear correlation between the growing temperature (Tg) and the superconducting performance of the films was obtained with improved performances observed at low T .
Ternero, P., Alcalà, J., Piperno, L., Pop, C., Ricart, S., Mestres, N., et al. (2021). Low-Fluorine Ba-Deficient Solutions for High-Performance Superconducting YBCO Films. COATINGS, 11(2), 199 [10.3390/coatings11020199].