Opis: The present work proposes a method of downscaling the thermal diffusivity (α)
of MoO3 thin films through annealing temperature-induced nano-lamelle formation. The
thermal diffusivity modification of the MoO3 films, prepared by the doctor blade method,
is investigated by the sensitive transverse photothermal beam deflection technique. The X-ray diffraction analysis confirms the structural phase transformation from monoclinic to
orthorhombic in the films annealed from 300 to 450 °C. The thermal induced anisotropy of
the film is evident from the variation of the morphology index and texture coefficient. The
field emission scanning electron microscopic analysis unveils the morphology modifications
from blocks to the nano-lamelle structure with layers of average thickness ~ 77 nm. The
thermal diffusivity measurement reveals a 53% reduction upon annealing the film to 450 °C.
The drastic reduction is achieved through the annealing temperature-induced nano-lamelle
formation and the phase transformation from monoclinic to orthorhombic in the MoO3 films.Ključne besede: thermal diffusivity, molybdenum oxide, thin film, nano-lamelle, photothermal beam deflectionObjavljeno v RUNG: 04.07.2022; Ogledov: 823; Prenosov: 24 Povezava na celotno besediloGradivo ima več datotek! Več...
Opis: The paper reports the preparation of thin film with MoO3 nanowires (NWs) by the doctor blade method and the
study of its thermal diffusivity (α) by the sensitive photothermal beam deflection (PTD) method. When the Field
Emission Scanning Electron Microscopic and Atomic Force Microscopic analysis unveil its morphology as NW
bundles, the X-ray diffraction analysis reveals the structure to be orthorhombic. The NWs formed are of diameter
~ 20 nm and length up to 5 μm. The standardization of the transverse PTD setup is done by determining the
value of α of iron, which agrees well with literature reports. The thermal diffusivity of MoO3 NW film is obtained
as 0.0036 cm2
/s, which is 9.48% of its bulk counterpart. The reduction in the thermal diffusivity of NW makes it
a suitable candidate for thermoelectric applications.Ključne besede: Nanowires
Photothermal beam deflection
Thermal diffusivityObjavljeno v RUNG: 04.07.2022; Ogledov: 838; Prenosov: 0Gradivo ima več datotek! Več...
Opis: The multifractal analysis is a potential method for assessing thin flm surface morphology and its changes due to diferent
deposition conditions and post-deposition treatments. In this work, the multifractal analysis is carried out to understand the
surface morphology—root mean square (RMS) surface roughness—of nanostructured MoO3 flms prepared by pulsed laser
deposition technique by varying the ablation time and post-deposition annealing. The XRD analysis shows the evolution of
crystalline nature with annealing temperature. The XRD pattern of all the annealed flms shows the characteristic peak of
the orthorhombic MoO3 phase. The FESEM and AFM analysis reveals the morphological modifcation with ablation time
and annealing temperature. The multifractal analysis of the AFM images shows that the box—counting, information and
correlation dimension varies with the annealing temperature. The study also reveals the inverse relation between the fractal
dimension and the RMS surface roughness due to the annealing induced particle size variation and reorientation. The fractal
dimension’s evolution in the pulsed laser deposited MoO3 flm with ablation time and annealing temperature is also investigated. Thus, the study reveals the potential of multifractal analysis in the thin flm surface characterizatioKljučne besede: Multifractal analysis · Pulsed laser deposition · Molybdenum oxide · Atomic force microscopy · Fractal
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