Growth of Co3O4 films on NaCl substrates

T. Ocaña Z., M. Guillén C., M. José Yacamán

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The growth of Co3O4 thin films on a NaCl Substrate has been studied. Films were obtained using the technique of diffusion of divalent impurities from the bulk to the surface in NaCl: Co++ crystals. The preferred orientations on the films are studied by transmission electron diffraction as function of the thickness. Several preferred orientations were found. Those correspond to crystallites with (001), (110) or (111) facets parallel to the substrate. Topographic aspects of the overgrowth and of the NaCl surface are discussed. It is found that substrate topography is strongly affected by the evaporation of NaCl which takes place during the oxide film growth. Some applications of the films obtained by this method are pointed out.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-108
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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