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Title: Effects of annealing temperature on morphology and thickness of samarium electrodeposited thin films

Electroplated depositions of Sm were prepared using a vertical well-type electrodeposition unit with an aqueous ammonium acetate electrolyte system, with an average deposition yield just over 87%. The depositions were analyzed for morphology and thickness by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and chemical composition by energy dispersion X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) before and after firing. The depositions were fired at 125–700 °C, while varying the heating rate from 0.5 to 10 °C/min in either an oxidizing or reducing atmosphere. A heating rate of 10 °C/min was slow enough to prevent disruption of the deposition morphology during firing. Furthermore, a gas sweep enhanced the removal of any organic substituents, with an oxidizing environment being more advantageous than a reducing environment.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725; AC0500OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 830; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; electrodeposition; samarium; electroplated deposition; thin film
OSTI Identifier:
1255664
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1425701

Sims, Nathan J., Stracener, Daniel W., Boll, Rose Ann, Burns, Jonathan D., and Myhre, Kristian G.. Effects of annealing temperature on morphology and thickness of samarium electrodeposited thin films. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2016.05.062.
Sims, Nathan J., Stracener, Daniel W., Boll, Rose Ann, Burns, Jonathan D., & Myhre, Kristian G.. Effects of annealing temperature on morphology and thickness of samarium electrodeposited thin films. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2016.05.062.
Sims, Nathan J., Stracener, Daniel W., Boll, Rose Ann, Burns, Jonathan D., and Myhre, Kristian G.. 2016. "Effects of annealing temperature on morphology and thickness of samarium electrodeposited thin films". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2016.05.062. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1255664.
@article{osti_1255664,
title = {Effects of annealing temperature on morphology and thickness of samarium electrodeposited thin films},
author = {Sims, Nathan J. and Stracener, Daniel W. and Boll, Rose Ann and Burns, Jonathan D. and Myhre, Kristian G.},
abstractNote = {Electroplated depositions of Sm were prepared using a vertical well-type electrodeposition unit with an aqueous ammonium acetate electrolyte system, with an average deposition yield just over 87%. The depositions were analyzed for morphology and thickness by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and chemical composition by energy dispersion X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) before and after firing. The depositions were fired at 125–700 °C, while varying the heating rate from 0.5 to 10 °C/min in either an oxidizing or reducing atmosphere. A heating rate of 10 °C/min was slow enough to prevent disruption of the deposition morphology during firing. Furthermore, a gas sweep enhanced the removal of any organic substituents, with an oxidizing environment being more advantageous than a reducing environment.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nima.2016.05.062},
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment},
number = C,
volume = 830,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {5}
}