Effect of Substrate Temperature on Optical Properties of BCN Thin Films
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Electrochem. Solid State Lett.
CHEMICAL-VAPOR-DEPOSITION; PULSED-LASER DEPOSITION; CUBIC BORON-NITRIDE; ELECTRONIC-STRUCTURE; B-N; COATINGS; CARBON; GROWTH; AUGER; XPS; Electrochemistry; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
The amorphous boron-carbon-nitrogen (BCN) thin films were prepared by RF magnetron sputtering from a B(4)C target in argon and nitrogen gas ambient. The substrate temperature was varied from room temperature to 500 degrees C. The structural and bonding characteristics were studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and the optical properties were characterized by UV-Visible spectrophotometer. For different substrate temperatures, the optical band gaps (E(opt)) ranged from 3.5-4.8 eV and refractive index were in the range of 2.66-1.5. The reported band gap values are significantly higher than the band gap values usually reported elsewhere in the literature for sputter deposited BCN thin films. (C) 2011 The Electrochemical Society. [DOI: 10.1149/1.3610430] All rights reserved.
Electrochemical and Solid State Letters
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