Moses Ezhil Raj, A. and Som, T. and Ganesan, V. and Jayachandran, M. and Selvan, G. and Swaminathan, V. and Sanjeeviraja, C. (2008) Tailoring optical and electrical properties of MgO thin films by 1.5 MeV H+ implantation to fluences. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 266 (11). pp. 2564-2571. ISSN 0168-583X

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Thin films of magnesia (MgO) with (100) dominant orientations were implanted with 1.5 MeV H+ ions at room temperature to various fluences of 1013, 1014 and 1015 ions/cm2. X-ray analysis unambiguously showed crystallinity even after a peak damage fluence of 1015 ions/cm2. Rutherford backscattering spectrometry combined with ion channeling (RBS/C) was used to analyze radiation damages and defect distributions. Optical absorption band observed at 5.7 eV in implanted films was assigned to the anion vacancies and the defect was completely disappeared on annealing at 450 �C. Number of F-type defects estimated was 9.42 � 1015 cm�2 for the film implanted with 1015 ions/cm2. DC electrical conductivity of 4.02 � 10�4 S cm�1 was observed in the implanted region which was three orders higher than the as-deposited films. In unison, film surface was modified as a result of the formation of aggregates caused by the atomic mixing of native matrix atoms (Mg and O) and precipitated hydrogen.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thin films; Insulator; Implantation; Optical property; Electrical conductivity
Subjects: Electrochemical Materials Science
Depositing User: ttbdu cecri
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2012 10:58
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2012 10:58

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