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Structural and dielectric properties of boron doped and un-doped mullite thin films

Islam, Shumaila and Riaz, Saira and Abdul Rahman, Rosly and Naseem, Shahzad and Ottoman, Zulkafli (2013) Structural and dielectric properties of boron doped and un-doped mullite thin films. In: International Conference on Solid State Physics, 2013.

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A sol–gel technique being simple, low cost and application oriented has been used to synthesize doped and un-doped mullite sols. These films have been spin-coated onto copper substrates. Effect of boron doping on the transformation kinetics of mullite was studied by preparing two sols with ratio Al/Si/B = 3/1/0 and Al/Si/B = 3/1/0.5. Surface morphology of thermally stable films showed uniformity in doped and un-doped samples. X-ray diffractometer results revealed orthorhombic mullite formation from both sols at a temperature of 500 �C for un-doped and at 350 �C for doped mullite films. Small crystallite size *11 nm and low dielectric value *5.84 (at 3 MHz) were observed in boron-doped films. Un-doped mullite films also showed relatively low dielectric constant, *6.36, as compared to the previously reported values. The stoichiometry of films was confirmed by EDX and spark source mass spectrometry.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:mullite, boron
Subjects:Q Science
ID Code:38529
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:25 May 2014 13:10
Last Modified:25 Sep 2017 12:15

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