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Title: Structural and physical properties of BiVO{sub 3}

We report the phase stabilization and properties of BiVO{sub 3} (BVO) thin films, grown on (001) SrTiO{sub 3} and LaAlO{sub 3}, using the pulsed laser deposition technique. Bi and V are in 3+ oxidation states as measured by using x-ray photoelectrons spectroscopy. BVO exhibits a Curie-Weiss paramagnetic behaviour and about −26 K Weiss temperature. This demonstrates the presence of a strong correlation effect due to the spin fluctuation. Additionally, these films exhibit a semiconducting behaviour owing to the thermally activated conduction process. A plausible explanation of the observed properties is presented by comparing with the closely related LaVO{sub 3} and other orthovanadates.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics, Brock University, 500 Glenridge Avenue, St Catharines, Ontario, L2S 3A1 (Canada)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22265951
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1590; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: International conference on electronic, photonic, plasmonic and magnetic properties of nanomaterials, London (Canada), 12-16 Aug 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ENERGY BEAM DEPOSITION; LANTHANUM COMPOUNDS; PARAMAGNETISM; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; PULSED IRRADIATION; STRONTIUM TITANATES; THIN FILMS; X-RAY PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY