Thermal stability of nanoscale Co-Sb films

Yu N. Makogon, E. P. Pavlova, S. I. Sidorenko, D. L. Beke, A. Csik, R. A. Shkarban

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Formation of phase composition and structure is investigated in nanoscale CoSbx (30 nm) (1.82 ≤ x ≤ 4.16) films deposited by the method of molecularbeam epitaxy on the substrates of the oxidized monocrystalline silicon at room temperature and 200°C with subsequent thermal treatment in a vacuum within the temperature range of 300-700°C. As determined, the films after the deposition are in amorphous state on cold substrate and in polycrystalline one without texture on heated substrate. Crystallization of amorphous CoSbx films occurs at heating within the temperature range of ≈ 140-200°C. In films with higher Sb content, the temperature range of crystallization increases and is shifted to the side of higher temperature. Intensive process of evaporation of excessive Sb and Sb from antimonides is observed at annealing of X-ray amorphous films above 300°C and at annealing of polycrystalline films above 450-500°C. It leads to increase in amount of the CoSb and CoSb2 phases and to decrease in CoSb3 content.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1621-1634
Number of pages14
JournalMetallofizika i Noveishie Tekhnologii
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys

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Makogon, Y. N., Pavlova, E. P., Sidorenko, S. I., Beke, D. L., Csik, A., & Shkarban, R. A. (2014). Thermal stability of nanoscale Co-Sb films. Metallofizika i Noveishie Tekhnologii, 36(12), 1621-1634.