Optical properties and microstructure of CeO2-SiO2 composite thin films

Won Hoe Koo, Soon Moon Jeoung, Sang Hun Choi, Sung Jin Jo, Hong Koo Baik, Se Jong Lee, Kie Moon Song

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CeO2-SiO2 composite thin films were prepared by e-beam evaporation and ion beam-assisted deposition (IBAD) using an End-Hall ion source. The refractive index of composite thin films exhibited a maximum value at 20-35% SiO2 fraction, indicating the highest packing density. Optical analysis revealed that the transmittance and reflectance spectra of composite films were consistent with the results of the refractive index. The results from X-ray diffractometry (XRD), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) measurements showed that composite thin films containing 20-35% SiO2 concentration had a dense and smooth amorphous surface, compared to the roughened granular structure of the pure SiO2 and CeO2 thin films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-31
Number of pages4
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2004


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