Nonvacuum-based deposition techniques for superconducting ceramic
I. Van Driessche, G. Penneman, E. Bruneel, and S. Hoste*
Ghent University, Department of Inorganic and Physical
Chemistry, Krijgslaan 281, Bld. S3, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
Abstract: The widespread use of vacuum-based techniques for
the deposition of ceramic coatings with specific electric, magnetic,
optical, and mechanical properties is well established in the research
environment, and some of them have been implemented in a variety of
industrial processes. However, obtaining uninterrupted deposition at
high speed, increasing flexibility in composition and in film thickness,
and attaining independence of geometric constraints are areas in which
many vacuum techniques will need sustained development in order to answer
industrial demands. The development of the next generation of deposition
methods, which could alleviate some of these shortcomings and which
are based on deposition under atmospheric environment and from aqueous
precursor materials, is a real challenge for the community of solid-state
chemists and delineates the subject of this overview.
* Lecture presented at the 5th Conference on Solid
State Chemistry (SSC 2002), Bratislava, Slovakia, 7-12 July 2002. Other
presentations are published in this issue, pp.
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