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Showing papers in "Thin Solid Films in 2017"


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TL;DR: In this article, a critical review of MAX-phase carbides and nitrides from an electronic-structure and chemical bonding perspective is presented, and the trend and relationship between the chemical bonding, conductivity, elasticity, magnetism and other material properties of the MAX phases in comparison to the parent binary MX compounds with the underlying electronic structure probed by polarized X-ray spectroscopy.

153 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, a high-entropy CoCrFeNiAl 0.3 alloy thin film was prepared by magnetron sputtering technique and the thin film surface was very smooth and homogeneous.

110 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the effect of graphene oxide (GO) on morphology, microstructure and corrosion behavior of Cu-GO composite coatings was investigated, and the analysis of electrochemcial corrosion test results revealed that steels coated with GO were invariably more corrosion resistant compared to both bare steel and pure Cu-coated steel.

78 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the reactivity and sensitivity of pristine, and Al-doped boron nitride (Al-BN) nanosheets to nerve agents including cyclosarin (GF) and tabun (GA) were investigated by means of density functional calculations.

70 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the post-deposition treatment with alkali elements (PDT) has been found to improve device quality, mostly through reduced recombination, with the effect of increasing the open-circuit voltage.

67 citations


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TL;DR: The structural and optoelectronic properties of polycrystalline cadmium sulfide (CdS) films grown by electron beam evaporation have been optimized through thermal annealing treatment.

61 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, a review highlights the effectiveness of ALD barrier films in reducing water permeation through polymer substrates, which is an essential requirement for the longevity of organic electronic devices.

56 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the performance of pure SnZn and Graphene oxide composite coatings were determined and compared and the properties of the composite were examined through potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy methods.

52 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, Zhao et al. characterized the microstructure and tribocorrosion behaviors of the as-deposited chromium nitride coatings by X-ray diffraction and electrochemical testing.

50 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, a pulse current mode was applied to the cathodic electrodeposition of manganese oxide from chloride bath for the first time, and Mn 3 O 4 nanorods were prepared.

47 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the synthesis of two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide (MoS 2 ) films via sputtering and sulfurization in a quartz tube furnace was investigated.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors applied the plasma paste boriding (PPB) in order to produce the boride layers on commercially pure titanium (Cp-Ti).

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TL;DR: In this article, RF-sputtered molybdenum (Mo) thin films have been deposited by varying operating pressure (0.88 to 2.33 ) and RF power (50-W to 125-W at 1.33-Pa).

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TL;DR: In this article, thin films of cadmium sulfide (CdS) have been deposited at room temperature by using RF-magnetron sputtering at various deposition times.

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TL;DR: In this paper, kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 absorber layers were fabricated by DC magnetron sputtering deposition of metallic Cu-Zn-Sn precursors, followed by an annealing treatment in sulfur vapor atmosphere at 600°C for 3min using rapid thermal processing (RTP).

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X.Y. Yi1, C.Y. Ma1, F. Yuan1, Ning Wang1, Fuwen Qin1, B.C. Hu1, Q.Y. Zhang1 
TL;DR: In this paper, the effects of Gd concentration varying from 0 to 2.0% on structure as well as morphology and subsequent changes in optical and photocatalytic properties were studied using X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscope (SEM), Xray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), optical absorption spectra and photoluminescence (PL) spectrograms.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors review the state of the art on organic photovoltaic cells based on both small molecule and polymeric absorbers and discuss transport mechanisms and stability studies.

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TL;DR: In this article, the structural and chemical properties of ALD-deposited thin cerium dioxide (CeO 2 ) films on both Si and TiN substrates were investigated.

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TL;DR: In this article, glancing angle deposition and magnetron sputtering are combined to synthesize nanostructured Ti films, and different types of microstructures (tilted columns, straight pillars, zigzags) are obtained as a function of the experimental conditions.

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TL;DR: In this article, an overview of the state of the art on ultrathin CIGS solar cells and some results and perspectives for the improvement of the opto-electronic properties of ultra-thin solar cells are presented.

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TL;DR: In this article, a molecular solution-based approach for CIGS deposition is proposed, using metal chalcogenide precursors dissolved in an amine-thiol solvent combination.

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TL;DR: In this article, the effect of Na and other alkali metals like potassium (K), rubidium, caesium and lithium (Li) on pure selenide Cu2ZnSnSe4 (CZTSe) solar cells was explored.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors used tetraethylorthosilicate and trimethylethoxysilane as co-precursors to form a hybrid sol with silica nanoparticles enriched in methyl groups.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the use of an electro-brush plating technique for the production of graphene-metal nano-composite coatings was explored, and the morphology and microstructure of the obtained Ni-GO composite coatings were fully characterised and compared with neat Ni coating.

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TL;DR: In this article, a TiO 2 thin film was deposited on fluorine tin oxide and glass and indium tin oxide/glass substrates by thermionic vacuum arc in order to identify anatase and rutile from X-ray Diffractions.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the combined response of these effects (quantum size effect and doping mechanism) has been demonstrated by studying the structural and electrical transport properties of low concentration (0, 1, 3 and 5%) Mo 6+ -doped VO 2 nanofilms across SMT.

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TL;DR: In this paper, an X-ray diffraction (XRD) technique detects a significant increase of the interlamellar distance within the polydiacetylene (PDA)/zinc oxide (ZnO) nanocomposite comparing to that of the pure constituent PDA.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the back contact of Cu(In,Ga)Se 2 (CIGS) based solar cells including an ultra-thin absorber layer was used to achieve an efficiency of 11.4% and 9.5% respectively.

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TL;DR: In this paper, powder X-ray diffraction studies of the deposited films revealed formation of pure Covellite-hexagonal phase of copper sulfide, with high crystallinity at elevated temperature.

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TL;DR: In this paper, Mg-Sr-Ca ternary alloys were prepared in a vacuum/atmosphere controlled furnace and coated by microarc oxidation (MAO) process for 5min to decrease the degradation rate and enhance the biocompatibility.