This work reports on the low temperature preparation and characterization of BaZrO3(BZO) epitaxial thin films by chemical solution deposition (CSD). The X-ray θ-2θ scan and φ-scan measurements have demonstrated that the BZO films exhibit cube-on-cube epitaxy on (100) MgO substrates, with the full width at half maximum (FWHM) for the ω-scan and φ-scan of 0.35° and 0.46°, respectively. The SEM and AFM analyses revealed that the morphology of the films is strongly correlated with annealing temperature. The root mean square roughness for the film annealed at 600 °C is 3.63 nm, while for the film grown at 1000 °C is 5.25 nm. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry