Mukherjee, Dipta and Dey, Arjun and Esther, A Carmel Mary and Palai, Debajyoti and Sridhara, N and Bera, Parthasarathi and Bhattacharya, Manjima and Rajendra, A and Sharma, Anand Kumar and Mukhopadhyay, Anoop Kumar (2018) Reversible, repeatable and low phase transition behaviour of spin coated nanostructured vanadium oxide thin films with superior mechanical properties. Ceramics International, 44 (8). pp. 8913-8921. ISSN 0272-8842

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Smooth, uniform and crystalline vanadium oxide thin films were deposited on quartz by spin coating technique with four different rpm i.e., 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 and subsequently post annealed at 350, 450 and 550 degrees C in vacuum. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques were utilized for microstructural characterizations and phase analysis, respectively, for vanadium oxide powder and deposited film. Nanorods were observed to be grown after vacuum annealing. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) technique was utilized to study the elemental oxidation state of deposited vanadium oxide films. Thermo-optical and electrical properties such as solar transmittance (tau(s)), reflectance (rho(s)), absorptance (alpha(s)), infrared (IR) emittance (epsilon(ir)) and sheet resistance (R-s) of different thin films were evaluated. Based on the optical characteristics the optimized condition of the film processing was identified to be spin coated at 3000 rpm. Subsequently, the nanoindentation technique was utilized to measure hardness and Young's modulus of the optimized film. The measured nanomechanical properties were found to be superior to those reported for sputtered vanadium oxide films. Finally, temperature dependent phase transition characteristics of optimized vanadium oxide films were studied by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) technique. Reversible and repeatable phase transition was found to occur in the range of 44-48 degrees C which was significantly lower than the phase transition temperature (i.e., 68 degrees C) of bulk VO2.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2018 07:36
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