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Perovskite LaMnO3 (LMO) in thin film embodiment has been identified as a potential candidate for use as a buffer layer in coated conductors. This paper delineates the process-properties relationships investigated for the metal-organic decomposition (MOD) growth of LMO thin films on bare cube-textured Ni-W tape sections. Epitaxial films of pseudocubic perovskite LMO were obtained for samples fired at 1100°C in a humidified forming gas (Ar/4% H2, PH2O∼2 Torr) ambient atmosphere. The surface morphology, epitaxy, and composition of the films are reported.