Effect of substrate temperature on the physical properties of dc magnetron sputtered CuAlO2 films

A. Sivasankar Reddy, Hyung Ho Park, G. Mohan Rao, S. Uthanna, P. Sreedhara Reddy

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Copper aluminum oxide films were prepared by direct current (dc) reactive magnetron sputtering under various substrate temperatures in the range of 303-648 K and systematically studied their physical properties. The physical properties of the films were strongly affected by the substrate temperature. The films formed at substrate temperatures <373 K were amorphous while those deposited at higher substrate temperatures (≥373 K) were polycrystalline in nature. The electrical properties of the films enhanced with substrate temperature due to the improved crystallinity. The Hall mobility of 9.4 cm2/V s and carrier concentration of 3.5 × 1017 cm-3 were obtained at the substrate temperature of 573 K. The optical band gap of the films decreased from 3.87 to 3.46 eV with the increase of substrate temperature from 373 to 573 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-405
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr 17

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Korea Research Foundation Grant funded by the Korean Government (MOEHRD, Basic Research Promotion Fund) (KRF-2006-311-D00636). This work was supported by the Second Stage of Brain Korea 21 Project in 2008.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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