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Title: Growth and oxidization stability of cubic Zr{sub 1−x}Gd{sub x}N solid solution thin films

Abstract

We report Zr{sub 1−x}Gd{sub x}N thin films deposited by magnetron sputter deposition. We show a solid solubility of the highly neutron absorbing GdN into ZrN along the whole compositional range, which is in excellent agreement with our recent predictions by first-principles calculations. An oxidization study in air shows that Zr{sub 1−x}Gd{sub x}N with x reaching from 1 to close to 0 fully oxidizes, but that the oxidization is slowed down by an increased amount of ZrN or stopped by applying a capping layer of ZrN. The crystalline quality of Zr{sub 0.5}Gd{sub 0.5}N films increases with substrate temperatures increasing from 100 °C to 900 °C.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]; ; ;  [3];  [1];  [5]
  1. European Spallation Source ESS AB, P.O. Box 176, SE-221 00 Lund (Sweden)
  2. (IFM), Thin Film Physics Division, Linköping University, SE-581 83 Linköping (Sweden)
  3. Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), Thin Film Physics Division, Linköping University, SE-581 83 Linköping (Sweden)
  4. (Germany)
  5. (Sweden)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22410228
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Applied Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 117; Journal Issue: 19; Other Information: (c) 2015 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0021-8979
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; CONCENTRATION RATIO; CUBIC LATTICES; DEPOSITION; GADOLINIUM NITRIDES; LAYERS; SOLID SOLUTIONS; SOLIDS; SOLUBILITY; SPUTTERING; SUBSTRATES; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; THIN FILMS; ZIRCONIUM NITRIDES

Citation Formats

Höglund, C., Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Alling, B., Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, D-402 37 Düsseldorf, Jensen, J., Hultman, L., Birch, J., Hall-Wilton, R., and Mid-Sweden University, SE-851 70 Sundsvall. Growth and oxidization stability of cubic Zr{sub 1−x}Gd{sub x}N solid solution thin films. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4921167.
Höglund, C., Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Alling, B., Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, D-402 37 Düsseldorf, Jensen, J., Hultman, L., Birch, J., Hall-Wilton, R., & Mid-Sweden University, SE-851 70 Sundsvall. Growth and oxidization stability of cubic Zr{sub 1−x}Gd{sub x}N solid solution thin films. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4921167.
Höglund, C., Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Alling, B., Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, D-402 37 Düsseldorf, Jensen, J., Hultman, L., Birch, J., Hall-Wilton, R., and Mid-Sweden University, SE-851 70 Sundsvall. Thu . "Growth and oxidization stability of cubic Zr{sub 1−x}Gd{sub x}N solid solution thin films". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4921167.
@article{osti_22410228,
title = {Growth and oxidization stability of cubic Zr{sub 1−x}Gd{sub x}N solid solution thin films},
author = {Höglund, C. and Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology and Alling, B. and Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, D-402 37 Düsseldorf and Jensen, J. and Hultman, L. and Birch, J. and Hall-Wilton, R. and Mid-Sweden University, SE-851 70 Sundsvall},
abstractNote = {We report Zr{sub 1−x}Gd{sub x}N thin films deposited by magnetron sputter deposition. We show a solid solubility of the highly neutron absorbing GdN into ZrN along the whole compositional range, which is in excellent agreement with our recent predictions by first-principles calculations. An oxidization study in air shows that Zr{sub 1−x}Gd{sub x}N with x reaching from 1 to close to 0 fully oxidizes, but that the oxidization is slowed down by an increased amount of ZrN or stopped by applying a capping layer of ZrN. The crystalline quality of Zr{sub 0.5}Gd{sub 0.5}N films increases with substrate temperatures increasing from 100 °C to 900 °C.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4921167},
journal = {Journal of Applied Physics},
issn = {0021-8979},
number = 19,
volume = 117,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
}