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Title: Growth of magnesium diboride films on 2 inch diameter copper discs by hybrid physical–chemical vapor deposition

Here, magnesium diboride (MgB 2) coating is a potential candidate to replace bulk niobium (Nb) for superconducting radio frequency cavities due to the appealing superconducting properties of MgB 2. MgB 2 coating on copper may allow cavity operation near 20–25 K as a result of the high transition temperature (T c) of MgB 2 and excellent thermal conductivity of Cu. We have grown MgB 2 films on 2 inch diameter Cu discs by hybrid physical–chemical vapor deposition for radio frequency characterization. Structural and elemental analyses showed a uniform MgB 2 coating on top of a Mg–Cu alloy layer with occasional intrusion of Mg–Cu alloy regions. High T c values of around 37 K and high critical current density (J c) on the order of 107 A cm –2 at zero field were observed. Radio frequency measurements at 11.4 GHz confirmed a high T c and showed a quality factor (Q 0) much higher than for Cu and close to that of Nb.
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Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357; AC02-76SF00515; SC0011616; N0014-12-1-0777
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Superconductor Science and Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 30; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0953-2048
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; magnesium diboride; thin films; superconducting radio frequency cavity
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OSTI ID: 1360953