Title

Growth of Cerium(IV) Oxide Films by the Electrochemical Generation of Base Method

Abstract

Cerium(IV) oxide films were deposited electrochemically on 430 stainless steel and (100)-oriented highly doped degenerate p-type single-crystal silicon in aqueous solution by the electrogeneration of base method. The as-prepared films were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy. The results demonstrated that the as-deposited material was faceted cerium oxide with the fluorite structure. Grain size of the film was found to increase from 6 to 16 nm when the bath temperature varied from 26 to 80 °C, but to decrease from 18 to 6 nm when the applied current density increased from 0.5 to 3.0 mA cm-2. The films were observed to have no preferred orientation.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1996 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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