Structural and morphological behavior of bismuth thin films grown through DC-magnetron sputtering
de la Roche,Jhonattan
Bismuth thin films were grown onto glass substrates through the DC magnetron sputtering technique. The effects of substrate temperature on the microstructure of the films were evaluated. The structural behavior was analyzed via X-ray diffraction, and it showed a marked influence of the substrate temperature on the crystallite size and the micro-stress. The morphologies evaluated through Electron Probe Micro-analyzer images indicated a slight difference in the grain size with an increase in temperature as well as a significant increase in surface roughness, according to profilometer measurements.