Direct growth of metallic TiH2 thin films by pulsed laser deposition

Kohei Yoshimatsu, Takayuki Suzuki, Nobuo Tsuchimine, Koji Horiba, Hiroshi Kumigashira, Takayoshi Oshima, Akira Ohtomo

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We report the layer-by-layer growth and electronic properties of (111)-oriented, nearly stoichiometric TiH2 films (δ-phase) pulsed-laser-deposited on α-Al2O3(0001) using a TiH2 ceramic target. The content of the δ-phase increased as the decomposition to the Ti metal was suppressed at low temperatures. Moreover, long-lasting oscillations of reflection high-energy electron diffraction intensity were observed during the initial growth of the δ-phase film. The film showed metallic conductivity down to low temperatures. The results of Ti 2p-3d resonant photoemission spectroscopy and Hall measurement were consistent with those of the conducting electrons residing in the Ti 3d states.

Original languageEnglish
Article number035801
JournalApplied Physics Express
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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