Growth of antiperovskite oxide Ca3SnO films by pulsed laser deposition

Makoto Minohara, Ryu Yukawa, Miho Kitamura, Reiji Kumai, Youichi Murakami, Hiroshi Kumigashira

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We report the epitaxial growth of Ca3SnO antiperovskite oxide films on (0 0 1)-oriented cubic yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) substrates by using a conventional pulsed laser deposition (PLD) technique. In this work, a sintered Ca3SnO pellet is used as the ablation target. X-ray diffraction measurements demonstrate the (0 0 1) growth of Ca3SnO films with the antiperovskite structure and a cube-on-cube orientation relationship to the YSZ substrate. The successful synthesis of the antiperovskite phase is further confirmed by X-ray photoemission spectroscopy. These results strongly suggest that antiperovskite-oxide films can be directly grown on substrates from the target material using a PLD technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-37
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 15
Externally publishedYes


  • A1. Oxide electronics
  • A3. Pulsed laser deposition
  • B1. Antiperovskite oxides
  • B1. Stannate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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