Comparative study of physical properties of vapor chopped and nonchopped Al2O3 thin films

Sikandar H. Tamboli, Vijaya Puri, R. K. Puri, R. B. Patil, Meng Fan Luo

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Aluminium oxide being environmentally stable and having high transmittance is an interesting material for optoelectronics devices. Aluminium oxide thin films have been successfully deposited by hot water oxidation of vacuum evaporated aluminium thin films. The surface morphology, surface roughness, optical transmission, band gap, refractive index and intrinsic stress of Al 2O3 thin films were studied. The cost effective vapor chopping technique was used. It was observed that, optical transmittance of vapor chopped Al2O3 thin film showed higher transmittance than the nonchopped film. The optical band gap of vapor chopped thin film was higher than the nonchopped Al2O3, whereas surface roughness and refractive index were lower due to vapor chopping.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)815-819
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2011


  • A. Oxides
  • A. Thin films
  • D. Mechanical properties
  • D. Optical properties
  • D. Surface properties


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