Yttrium

Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD)

YBa2Cu3O7-x (YBCO) is a high temperature superconducting material. However, it is only superconducting on specific crystal directions. Thus, these superconducting directions must be aligned. One technique is to deposit the materials on a strongly textured, oxide-buffered metal tape.

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Yttrium

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Yttrium

D. M. Feldmann, C. Cantoni, R. Feenstra, D. T. Verebelyi, X. Li and M. W. Rupich (2006). "Grain orientations and grain boundary networks of YBa2Cu3O7-d films deposited by metalorganic and pulsed laser deposition on biaxially textured Ni-W substrates." Journal of Materials Research 21: 923-934.

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Yttrium
OIM Maps showing in-plane alignment

 

EBSD phase map and EDS elemental map of Yttrium
EBSD phase map and EDS elemental map for Yttrium obtained simultaneously showing the correlation between phase and Yttrium content.

P.M. Delaforce, J.A. Yeomans, N.C. Filkin, G.J. Wright, and R.C. Thomson (2007). “Effect of NiO on the Phase Stability and Microstructure of Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia” Journal of the American Ceramic Society 90: 918-924.