Interfacial phenomena in PbBiSrCaCuO/Ag and AgIn: Wettability, AES and XPS studies

M. Polak, J. Baram, N. Froumin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

Two complementary approaches have been applied to the study of interfacial processes between PbBiSrCaCuO ceramic and silver or silver alloys. One is based on wettability measurements of molten silver (and silver–indium) using the sessile‐drop technique (at 950 °C) followed by AES analysis, and the other approach uses XPS/depth profiling of silver films on PbBiSrCaCuO annealed at 20–700 °C. Extensive interfacial interactions and diffusion processes occur in these systems, which lead to enhanced wettability. Such phenomena are correlated with previously reported electrical properties and are relevant to the optimization of metal/superconductor composite materials and device applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-392
Number of pages6
JournalSurface and Interface Analysis
Volume22
Issue number1-12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Interfacial phenomena in PbBiSrCaCuO/Ag and AgIn: Wettability, AES and XPS studies'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this