Publication Date

1974

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Wood, Charles

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

Thin films||Antimony telluride

Abstract

Amorphous films of Sb₁₋ₓTeₓ, where 0.11 ≤ x ≤ 0.86, have been prepared by coevaporation. Crystallization temperatures occur near room-temperature for all compositions and appear to depend on film thickness. The optical and transport properties have been investigated as a function of temperature. Optical band gaps at room-temperature, E[sub g], ranged between 0.3 to 0.7 eV and decreased non-linearly with temperature. For the composition Sb2Te3, E[sub g] ~ 0.7 eV, in contrast to the semi-metallic character of the crystalline form. All compositions were p-type with the Fermi-level close to the middle of the gap. The results have been interpreted in terms of the chemical bonding.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations.

Extent

vi, 23 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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