Sb/SnO2 bi-layer films were prepared using ion beam sputtering deposition (IBSD) and radio frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering deposition. The optimal parameters of SnO2 thin films were found to be dependent on the processing conditions of vacuum pressure and flow ratio of O2/(O2+Ar). The as deposited bi-layer films were treated by ex situ pulsed ultraviolet laser beam at 355nm for the assistance of Sb-ion with SnO2 interface. This paper takes a closer look at the characteristics of the laser irradiation effect of Sb/SnO2 bi-layer films on the optical and electrical behavior and the interface microstructure of Sb/SnO2 by high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM). After UV pulse laser irradiation of bi-layer films, crystalline Sb between amorphous Sb and SnO2 nanocrystalline thin films was observed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry