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VAHL, Alexander; DITTMANN, Josephine; JETTER, Justin; VEZIROGLU, Salih; SHREE, Sindu; ABABII, Nicolai; LUPAN, Oleg; AKTAS, Oral Cenk; STRUNSKUS, Thomas; QUANDT, Eckhard; ADELUNG, Rainer; SHARMA, Smita K.; FAUPEL, Franz. The impact of O 2 /Ar ratio on morphology and functional properties in reactive sputtering of metal oxide thin films. In: Nanotechnology. 2019, nr. 23(30), p. 0. ISSN 0957-4484.
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Morphology is a critical parameter for various thin film applications, influencing properties like wetting, catalytic performance and sensing efficiency. In this work, we report on the impact of oxygen partial flow on the morphology of ceramic thin films deposited by pulsed DC reactive magnetron sputtering. The influence of O 2 /Ar ratio was studied on three different model systems, namely Al 2 O 3 , CuO and TiO 2 . The availability of oxygen during reactive sputtering is a key parameter for a versatile tailoring of thin film morphology over a broad range of nanostructures. TiO 2 thin films with high photocatalytic performance (up to 95% conversion in 7 h) were prepared, exhibiting a network of nanoscopic cracks between columnar anatase structures. In contrast, amorphous thin films without such crack networks and with high resiliency to crystallization even up to 950 °C were obtained for Al 2 O 3 . Finally, we report on CuO thin films with well aligned crystalline nanocolumns and outstanding gas sensing performance for volatile organic compounds as well as hydrogen gas, showing gas responses up to 35% and fast response in the range of a few seconds.
crack network, gas sensing, photocatalysis, sputter deposition, thin film