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Adrià Pacheco will defend his PhD Thesis on 8 June 2023 at ICMAB

The PhD researcher Adrià Pacheco from the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group at ICMAB-CSIC, will defend his PhD thesis on Thursday, 8 June 2023 at 10:30 AM at ICMAB.

02 June 2023

Use of inkjet printing to obtain YBa2Cu3O7-x thick films by TLAG-CSD process


Adrià Pacheco, Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group ICMAB-CSIC

Date: Thursday, 8 June 2023
Time: 10:30 AM
Venue: Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB, CSIC) - Sala d'Actes Matgas


A novel drop-on-demand IJP deposition methodology for the preparation of thick YBCO is presented. The advantage relies on the high throughput advantages of the used precursors in combination with Transient Liquid Assisted Growth (TLAG) of CSD layers, with ultrafast growth rates (>1000 nm/s). The use of different additives, deposition and evaporation strategies, together with the rheological properties of the solution, thermogravimetric analysis and the identification of stress-relief mechanisms, have been thoroughly analysed using advanced in-situ characterization techniques to obtain homogenous depositions and defect-free pyrolized films with high thickness. Inkjet Printing allows the fabrication of good quality 1µm YBCO films in one single deposition, with high throughput in a reproducible way, reducing the cost of a scalable industrial process, making it interesting for the market.


  • Teresa Puig, SUMAN group, ICMAB-CSIC
  • Susagna Ricart, SUMAN group, ICMAB-CSIC
PhD Comittee:
  • President: Bernhard Holzapfel, 
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | KIT Institute of Technical Physics, 
  • Secretary: Xavier Granados, ICMAB-CSIC, Spain
  • Vocal: Albert Tarancon, IREC, Spain

University: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
PhD Programme: Materials Science

Drop monitoring Adrià Pacheco

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