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In the framework of the high temperature superconducting materials, YBa(2)Cu(3)O(7-x) (YBCO) shows very interesting intrinsic superconducting transport properties at temperature higher than the liquid nitrogen temperature. These properties are very important in large scale applications: transport of energy, magnets, transformers, etc. Unfortunately the potential of this material cannot be achieved today, since it is very difficult to manufacture YBCO based tapes or cables. In the last years several groups have tried to overcome the problems with new fabrication techniques. In the present report the state of the art and the prospective in the field of YBCO film fabrication on metallic substrates are presented.

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Authors: BOFFA V, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, Roma (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: RT/ERG/FUS/97/8 EN (1997) 25pp.
Availability: Available from Servizio Edizioni Scientifiche, ENEA Centro Ricerche Frascati, CP65, 00044 Frascati, Roma (IT)
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