Synthesis and characterization of thin molybdenum oxide films prepared from molybdenum dioxo tropolonate precursors by photochemical metal-organic deposition (PMOD) and its evaluation as ammonia gas sensors
Amorphous non-stoichiometric molybdenum oxide thin films have been successfully prepared by direct UV irradiation of amorphous films of molybdenum dioxo tropolonate complexes on Si(100) substrates. Photodeposited films were characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and the surface morphology examined by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). It was found that as-photodeposited films are uniform with rms surface roughness of 231 nm and contain non-stoichiometric oxides (MoO3-x). The results of XRD analysis showed that post-annealing of the films in air at 350 degrees C transforms the sub-oxides to alpha-MoO3 phase with a much smoother surface morphology (rms = 164 nm). Both, the as-photodeposited and annealed MoO3-x films exhibit good optical quality with transparency in the visible region better than 80%. Gas sensing tests reveal that annealed MoO3-x films exhibit a better response than as-deposited films towards 50 ppm ammonia at an operating temperature of 350 degrees C. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Título según WOS:||Synthesis and characterization of thin molybdenum oxide films prepared from molybdenum dioxo tropolonate precursors by photochemical metal-organic deposition (PMOD) and its evaluation as ammonia gas sensors|
|Título de la Revista:||JOURNAL OF NON-CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS|
|Fecha de publicación:||2014|
|Página de inicio:||21|