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Title: Real structure of the ZnO epitaxial films on (0001) leucosapphire substrates coated by ultrathin gold layers

The real structure of ZnO films formed by magnetron sputtering on (0001) leucosapphire substrates coated by an ultrathin (less than 0.7 nm) Au buffer layer has been studied by high-resolution microscopy. It is shown that modification of the leucosapphire substrate surface by depositing ultrathin Au layers does not lead to the formation of Au clusters at the film–substrate interface but significantly improves the structural quality of ZnO epitaxial films. It is demonstrated that the simplicity and scalability of the technique used to modify the substrate surface in combination with a high (above 2 nm/s) film growth rate under magnetron sputtering make it possible to obtain high-quality (0001) ZnO epitaxial films with an area of 5–6 cm{sup 2}.
Authors:
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  1. Russian Academy of Sciences, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22471923
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Crystallography Reports; Journal Volume: 61; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2016 Pleiades Publishing, Inc.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; CRYSTAL STRUCTURE; EPITAXY; FILMS; GOLD; INTERFACES; LAYERS; MAGNETRONS; MICROSCOPY; RESOLUTION; SAPPHIRE; SPUTTERING; SUBSTRATES; SURFACES; ZINC OXIDES