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Optical and Electrical Properties of Thermally-Oxidized Bismuth Thin Films

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Autori: S. Condurache-Bota, N. Tigau, A. P. Râmbu, G. G. Rusu, G. I. Rusu

Editorial: Applied Surface Science, 257, p.10545 R, 2011.


Bismuth trioxide (Bi2O3) thin films were prepared by dry thermal oxidation of metallic bismuth films deposited by vacuum evaporation. The oxidation process of Bi films consists of a heating from the room temperature to an oxidation temperature (To = 673 K), with a temperature rate of 8 K/min; an annealing for 1 h at oxidation temperature and, finally, a cooling to room temperature. The optical transmission and reflection spectra of the films were studied in spectral domains ranged between 300 nm and 1700 nm, for the transmission coefficient, and between 380 nm and 1050 nm for the reflection coefficient, respectively.
The thin-film surface structures of the metal/oxide/metal type were used for the study of the static current–voltage (I–U) characteristics. The temperature of the substrate during bismuth deposition
strongly influences both the optical and the electrical properties of the oxidized films. For lower values of intensity of electric field ( < 5 × 10(4) V/cm), I–U characteristics are ohmic.

Cuvinte cheie: Bismuth trioxide thin films, Thermal oxidation, Optical properties, Electrical properties