Synthesis of tin oxide thin films by pulsed laser deposition using SnO2 targets

Yoshiaki Suda, Hiroharu Kawasaki, Kazuya Doi, Jun Nanba, Kenji Wada, Kenji Ebihara, Tamiko Ohshima

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Tin oxide (SnO2) thin films have been grown on Si (100) and Al2O3 substrates by pulsed Nd:YAG (532nm) and KrF excimer (248 nm) laser deposition methods using SnO2 targets. X-ray diffraction measurement showed that the almost amorphous microstructure transformed into a crystalline SnO2 phase and preferred orientation varied from (101) to (110) on Si (100) with increasing oxygen gas pressure. This result suggests that oxygen gas pressure affects the phase formation, crystalline structure and preferred orientation of the films. Gas sensing properties of SnO2 thin films by PLD method were also investigated over the temperature range 300 - 600°C, using 0.31 vol% H2 as a test gas. The oxygen gas pressure results in a notable change in gas sensing properties of SnO2 thin films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)O10.10.1-O10.10.6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventMechanisms of Surface and Microstructure Evolution in Deposited Films and Structures - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 17 2001Apr 20 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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