Crystallization of zirconia based thin films.

Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP (2015-06-30)
D Stender, R Frison, K Conder, J L M Rupp, B Scherrer, J M Martynczuk, L J Gauckler, C W Schneider, T Lippert, A Wokaun

The crystallization kinetics of amorphous 3 and 8 mol% yttria stabilized zirconia (3YSZ and 8YSZ) thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition (PLD), spray pyrolysis and dc-magnetron sputtering are explored. The deposited films were heat treated up to 1000 °C ex situ and in situ in an X-ray diffractometer. A minimum temperature of 275 °C was determined at which as-deposited amorphous PLD grown 3YSZ films fully crystallize within five hours. Above 325 °C these films transform nearly instantaneously with a high degree of micro-strain when crystallized below 500 °C. In these films the t'' phase crystallizes which transforms at T > 600 °C to the t' phase upon relaxation of the micro-strain. Furthermore, the crystallization of 8YSZ thin films grown by PLD, spray pyrolysis and dc-sputtering are characterized by in situ XRD measurements. At a constant heating rate of 2.4 K min(-1) crystallization is accomplished after reaching 800 °C, while PLD grown thin films were completely crystallized already at ca. 300 °C.

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Product Description

Zirconium(IV) oxide, 99.99% trace metals basis (purity excludes ~2% HfO2)
Zirconium(IV) oxide, nanopowder, <100 nm particle size (TEM)
Zirconium(IV) oxide, powder, 5 μm, 99% trace metals basis
Zirconium(IV) oxide, nanoparticles, dispersion, <100 nm particle size (BET), 10 wt. % in H2O
Zirconium(IV) oxide, nanoparticles, dispersion, <100 nm particle size (BET), 5 wt. % in H2O