On the Oriented Growth and Optical Property of ZnO Thin Films Deposited on NaCl (001) Substrate by Ion Beam Sputtering
Temperature dependent oriented growth of ZnO thin film deposited on NaCl (001) substrates using ion beam sputtering was studied by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Thin films showing a texture due to parallel epitaxy with NaCl (001) as deposited at 100 oC, whereas thin films deposited at 400 oC can form a texture. The microstructure and the epitaxial relationship with the NaCl (001) plane were studied by a high-resolution TEM. The possible causes for the orientation changed with temperature are discussed. The optical transparency of the nanofilms grown from room temperature to 400 oC was measured.
Donald C. Wunsch II, Honghua Tan, Dehuai Zeng, Qi Luo
S. W. Mao et al., "On the Oriented Growth and Optical Property of ZnO Thin Films Deposited on NaCl (001) Substrate by Ion Beam Sputtering", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 121-122, pp. 52-57, 2010