Structure of sol-gel derived Nb2O5 films for active coating devices
AbstractThis work presents the results of structure investigations of sol-gel derived Nb2O5 thin films. Traditional therma annealing of as-prepared films leading to Nb2O5 crystalline structure formation  was substituted by microwave irradiation. The proposed method allows for covering substrates with a different size and shape. The structure of the films was studied using X–ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and VIS optical absorption measurements. The films exhibit a quantum size effect. The diameter of nanocrystals depends on microwave radiation power and irradiation time.
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How to Cite
B. Kościelska, M. Łapiński, W. Sadowski, and M. Dęby, “Structure of sol-gel derived Nb2O5 films for active coating devices”, Photonics Lett. Pol., vol. 3, no. 2, pp. pp. 61–63, Jun. 2011.