Obtaining Au thin films in atmosphere of reactive nitrogen through magnetron sputtering

J. H. Quintero, R. Ospina, A. Mello

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4d and 5d series of the transition metals are used to the obtaining nitrides metallic, due to the synthesis of PtN, AgN and AuN in the last years. Different nitrides are obtained in the Plasma Assisted Physics Vapour Deposition system, due to its ionization energy which is necessary for their formation. In this paper a Magnetron Sputtering system was used to obtain Au thin films on Si wafers in Nitrogen atmosphere. The substrate temperature was varied between 500 to 950°C. The samples obtained at high temperatures (>500°C) show Au, Si and N elements, as it is corroborated in the narrow spectrum obtained for X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy; besides the competition of orientation crystallographic texture between (111) and (311) directions was present in the X-Ray Diffraction analysis to the sample heated at 950°C.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 12 Feb 2016
EventJournal of Physics: Conference Series -
Duration: 12 Feb 2016 → …


ConferenceJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Period12/02/16 → …


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