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Study of the electrical properties of pulsed laser ablated (Ba0.5Sr0.5)TiO3 thin films

Saha, Sanjib and Krupanidhi, SB (1999) Study of the electrical properties of pulsed laser ablated (Ba0.5Sr0.5)TiO3 thin films. In: Materials Science and Engineering B, 57 (2). pp. 135-146.

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The laser ablated barium strontium titanate (BST) thin films were characterized in terms of composition, structure, microstructure and electrical properties. Films deposited at 300 degrees C under 50 mTorr oxygen pressure and 3 J cm(-2) laser fluence and further annealed at 600 degrees C in flowing oxygen showed a dielectric constant of 467 and a dissipation factor of 0.02. The room-temperature current-voltage characteristics revealed a space charge limited conduction (SCLC) mechanism, though at low fields the effect of the electrodes was predominant. The conduction mechanism was thoroughly-investigated in terms of Schottky emission at low fields, and bulk-limited SCLC at high fields. The change over to the bulk-limited conduction process from the electrode-limited Schottky emission was, attributed to the process of tunneling through the electrode interface at high fields resulting into the lowering of the electrode contact resistance and consequently giving rise to a bulk limited conduction process. The predominance of SCLC mechanism in the films suggests that the bulk properties are only revealed if the depletion width at the electrode interface is thin enough to allow the tunneling process to take place. This condition is only favorable if the him thickness is high or if the doping concentration is high enough. In the present case the film thickness ranged from 0.3 to 0.7 mu m which was suitable to show the transition mentioned above. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science S.A. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Materials Science and Engineering B
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Barium strontium titanate;Laser ablation
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2011 08:15
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2011 08:15
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/38815

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