Sputter deposition of thermochromic VO2 films on In2O3: Sn, SnO2, and glass: Structure and composition versus oxygen partial pressure
2015 (English)In: Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, ISSN 1071-1023, E-ISSN 1520-8567, Vol. 33, no 3, 1-7 p., 031805Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Thermochromic thin films of VO2 were produced by reactive DC magnetron sputtering and were characterized by atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, spectrophotometry, and resistance measurements. Depositions took place onto substrates of glass with and without layers of electrically conducting ITO (i.e., In2O3: Sn) and nonconducting SnO2. The substrate conditions were of large importance; thus, VO2 could be prepared on ITO within a significantly wider process window of oxygen partial pressure than for the other substrates and could yield highly granular deposits. VO2 films on ITO typically showed some lattice compression. Our results are valuable for the preparation and implementation of thermochromic glazings, which are of importance for energy efficient buildings.
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2015. Vol. 33, no 3, 1-7 p., 031805
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-256852DOI: 10.1116/1.4918714ISI: 000355011700040OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-256852DiVA: diva2:827339