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Degradation Mechanism of Vanadium Oxide Films When Grown on Y-Stabilized ZrO2 Above 500 degrees C
- Degradation Mechanism of Vanadium Oxide Films When Grown on Y-Stabilized ZrO2 Above 500 degrees C
- Choi, Songhee; Oh, Junhyeob; Lee, Ji-Hyun; Jang, Jae Hyuck; Lee, Shinbuhm
- DGIST Authors
- Lee, Shinbuhm
- Issue Date
- Advanced Engineering Materials
- Article Type
- Article; Early Access
- Author Keywords
- degradation; diffusion; vanadium oxides; Y-stabilized ZrO2
- TRANSITION; VO2; SEMICONDUCTOR
- Although vanadium oxide (VOx) phases are thermodynamically similar, Y-stabilized ZrO2 (YSZ) substrates show selective growth as single-crystalline films. However, in this study, we find that the films degrade with the formation of nanoislands when evaporating VOx onto YSZ at a substrate temperature >500 °C. The nanoislands are epitaxial, i.e., Y-doped VO2(R) at an oxygen partial pressure (Formula presented.) < 30 mTorr, and YVO4 at (Formula presented.) > 50 mTorr. Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy shows that the rapid diffusion of vanadium and yttrium plays a critical role in film degradation. The degradation mechanism revealed herein guides the fabrication of VOx films for energy and electronic device applications. © 2019 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
- John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
- Related Researcher
Multifunctional films; Experimental condensed matter physics
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