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Low temperature transport properties of TaxN thin films (0.72≤ x ≤ 0.83)


Očko, Miroslav; Žonja, Sanja; Nelson G.L.; Freericks, J.K.; Yu, Lei; Newman, N.
Low temperature transport properties of TaxN thin films (0.72≤ x ≤ 0.83) // Journal of physics. D, Applied physics, 43 (2010), 44; 445405-1 doi:10.1088/0022-3727/43/44/445405 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Low temperature transport properties of TaxN thin films (0.72≤ x ≤ 0.83)

Autori
Očko, Miroslav ; Žonja, Sanja ; Nelson G.L. ; Freericks, J.K. ; Yu, Lei ; Newman, N.

Izvornik
Journal of physics. D, Applied physics (0022-3727) 43 (2010), 44; 445405-1

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
TaxN thin films; resistivity; thermopower

Sažetak
We report on low temperature (4-320 K) transport properties of TaxN thin films deposited on an amorphous SiO2 substrate. In this work, TaxN thin films were restricted to a narrow range of x: 0.72 ≤ x ≤ 0.83 yet show considerable and nonmonotonic variation of their transport properties with Ta concentration. This behaviour, is consistent with a local minimum in the density of electronic states at the Fermi level, as calculated for the rock salt intermetallic Ta4N5, and a rigid band model for describing the transport. The temperature dependence of the resistivity is best fit to the unusual form exp(-T/T0). Interestingly enough, the fit parameter T0 correlates well with the temperature of the maximum of the corresponding thermopower. Both of these characteristics, the fit and the correlation with the thermopower, are consistent with the Jonson-Mahan many-body formalism for charge and thermal transport when one has a nontrivial temperature dependence of the chemical potential. At the lowest temperatures measured, we have also found that the resistivity and thermopower show signatures of electron-electron interactions. We discuss also our results in the light of some theories usually used for describing transport of thin films and to other experimental investigations that have been performed on TaxN.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Fizika, Elektrotehnika



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
035-0352827-2841 - Materijali sa elektronskom strukturom modeliranom modernim tehnikama priprave (Ivica Aviani, )
036-0982904-1642 - Sofisticirane poluvodičke strukture za komunikacijsku tehnologiju (Marko Koričić, )

Ustanove
Institut za fiziku, Zagreb,
Fakultet elektrotehnike i računarstva, Zagreb

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  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus


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