Thin films of the high-temperature superconductor DyBa2Cu 3O7-x have been grown on SrTiO3 substrates using molecular beam epitaxy techniques. Reflection high-energy electron diffraction patterns observed during deposition indicate incomplete oxidation of copper and growth of oriented metallic copper microcrystals in a matrix of amorphous barium and dysprosium oxides. After post-growth anneal the films exhibited sharp superconducting transitions with zero resistance observed as high as 89 K and critical current densities of 4.8×105 A/cm2 at 4.2 K and 3.9×104 A/cm2 at 77 K.
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