Structural and optical properties of BaTi2O5 thin films prepared by pulsed laser deposition at different substrate temperatures

C. B. Wang, R. Tu, Takashi Goto, Q. Shen, L. M. Zhang

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Abstract

BaTi2O5 thin films were prepared on MgO (1 0 0) substrates by pulsed laser deposition. The effect of substrate temperature (Tsub) on the structural and optical properties of the films, such as crystal phase, preferred orientation, crystallinity, surface morphology, optical transmittance and bandgap energy, was investigated. The preferred orientation of the films changed form (7 1 0) to (0 2 0) depending on Tsub, and the b-axis oriented BaTi2O5 thin film could be obtained at Tsub = 973-1023 K. The surface morphology of the films was different with changing Tsub, which showed a dense surface with an elongated granular texture at Tsub = 973-1023 K. The crystallinity and surface roughness increased at the elevated substrate temperatures. The as-deposited BaTi2O5 thin films were highly transparent with an optical transmittance of ∼70%. The bandgap energy was found to decrease with increasing substrate temperature, from 3.76 eV for Tsub = 923 K to 3.56 eV for Tsub = 1023 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-134
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Chemistry and Physics
Volume113
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 15

Keywords

  • BaTiO thin films
  • Optical property
  • Pulsed laser deposition
  • Substrate temperature
  • b-axis orientation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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