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A novel approach based on a molten multicomponent precursor source has been applied for the MOCVD fabrication of high-quality CaCu3Ti4O12 (CCTO) thin films on various substrates. The adopted in situ strategy involves a molten mixture consisting of Ca(hfa)2·tetraglyme, Ti(tmhd)2(O-iPr)2, and Cu(tmhd)2 [Hhfa = 1,1,1,5,5,5-hexafluoro-2,4-pentanedione; tetraglyme = 2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxapentadecane; Htmhd = 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-3,5-heptandione; O-iPr = isopropoxide] precursors. Film structural and morphological characterizations have been carried out by several techniques [X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM)], and in particular the energy filtered TEM mapping and X-ray energy dispersive (EDX) analysis in TEM mode provided a suitable correlation between nanostructural properties of CCTO films and deposition conditions and/or the …
American Chemical Society
Publication date: 
7 Sep 2006

Raffaella Lo Nigro, Roberta G Toro, Graziella Malandrino, Ignazio L Fragala, Maria Losurdo, Michelaria M Giangregorio, Giovanni Bruno, Vito Raineri, Patrick Fiorenza

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Volume: 110 Issue: 35 Pages: 17460-17467
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B