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Preparation and study of CuBi2O4 thin films by RF magnetron sputtering

Duployer, Benjamin and Tenailleau, Christophe and Thimont, Yohann and Lenormand, Pascal and Barnabé, Antoine and Presmanes, Lionel Preparation and study of CuBi2O4 thin films by RF magnetron sputtering. (2020) Materials Research Bulletin, 130. ISSN 0025-5408

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.materresbull.2020.110940

Abstract

Copper bismuth oxide (CuBi2O4 or Bi2CuO4) thin films have been elaborated for the first time by radio-frequency magnetron sputtering using a homemade CuBi2O4 ceramic target. X-ray diffraction characterizations revealed an amourphous phase for as-deposited films. After air annealing at 450 °C for 12 h, a pure polycristalline CuBi2O4 phase can been obtained. Raman spectroscopy confirmed the film phase purity. The influence of the thickness on the structural properties of the films has been studied and we observed that all films treated above 450 °C are crystallized. The thinner films show preferred orientation while there are less crystal defects for the thickest films (∼700 nm). Atomic force microscopy shows a homogeneous polycristalline microstructure at the surface of the film. Optical measurements performed by UV–vis-IR spectrophotometry indicate that these films have one of their optical band gaps in the visible region (Eg∼1.5 eV) which makes them suitable as thin films solar absorption materials.

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Additional Information:Article n. 110940
HAL Id:hal-02976031
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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French FERMAT Federation FR3089
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