G Mohan Rao
Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science
Volume 17 Issue 6 November 1994 pp 585-594
Critical exponent of the electrical conductivity in the paracoherence region (
Volume 17 Issue 6 November 1994 pp 855-862
Thin films of zirconia have been synthesized using reactive DC magnetron sputtering. It has been found that films with good optical constants, high refractive index (1·9 at 600 nm) and low extinction coefficient can be prepared at ambient temperatures. The optical constants and band gap and hence the composition are dependent on the deposition parameters such as target power, rate of deposition and oxygen background pressure. Thermal annealing of the films revealed that the films showed optical and crystalline inhomogeneity and also large variations in optical constants.
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