Novel route for the epitaxial growth of (SrBa)Nb2O6thick films by the sol-gel method using a self-template layer

A. D. Li, Chee Leung Mak, K. H. Wong, D. Wu, Naiben Ming

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A novel sol-gel processing method has been developed to fabricate epitaxial (SrBa)Nb2O6(SBN) thin films on MgO substrates. It involves the introduction of a SBN self-template layer on MgO by pulsed laser deposition (PLD). Effects of the SBN self-template layer on the structural and morphological properties of the sol-gel-derived SBN films were investigated. Compared to the sol-gel-derived SBN films without a self-template layer, our new technique produces SBN films of excellent epitaxy and more dense grains with uniform distribution. This can be explained by the self-template-layer-induced homoepitaxial growth. The innovative processing method with combination of PLD and sol-gel is a promising technique in preparing high-quality, thick epitaxial SBN films for electro-optics device applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3179-3183
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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