Low resistivity Ru1-xTixO2 thin films deposited by hybrid high-power impulse magnetron sputtering and direct current magnetron sputtering technique

The present paper reports on an experimental investigation of the structural, electrical and optical properties of Ru rich Ru1-xTixO2 thin films. Rutile single-phaseRu(1-x)Ti(x)O(2) thin films have been deposited by reactive hybrid High-power impulse magnetron sputtering (HiPIMS) and direct current magnetron sputtering (DCMS) at a substrate temperature of 250 degrees C. The HiPIMS source was applied to the Ru target while the DCMS source was connected to the Ti target in order to vary the Ti content in the films. The films are well crystallized and compact with randomly orientated nanocrystallites. The optical properties have been investigated by ellipsometric measurements in the optical energy range from 1.3 eV to 3.3 eV, while the electrical resistivity has been measured in the Van der Paw configuration at room temperature. The electrical resistivity increases gradually from 70 mu Omega cm for pure RuO2 to about 243 mu Omega cm for Ru1-xTixO2 films with x = 0.13. The optical properties are correlated with the Ti doping. The refractive index n changes from a strong dispersion relationship to a moderate one with increasing Ti content.

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Thin Solid Films, 676, 54-59
Apr 30 2019

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