Advances in Materials

Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2016

  • Kinetic Analysis of Crystallization Processes in In60Se40 Thin Films for Phase Change Memory (Pram) Applications

    Irene W. Muchira, Walter K. Njoroge, Patrick M. Karimi

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2016
    Pages: 18-22
    Received: 23 June 2016
    Accepted: 7 July 2016
    Published: 28 July 2016
    Abstract: In the present work, a systematic investigation of crystallization kinetics of In60Se40 alloy has been made. Thin films of In60Se40 alloy were prepared by thermal evaporation using Edward Auto 306 evaporation system. Electrical measurements at room temperature and upon annealing at different heating rates were done by four point probe method using ... Show More
  • Effect of Fluorine Doping on Structural and Optical Properties of SnO2 Thin Films Prepared by Chemical Spray Pyrolysis Method

    Nabeel A. Bakr, Sabah A. Salman, Mohammed N. Ali

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2016
    Pages: 23-30
    Received: 3 July 2016
    Accepted: 13 July 2016
    Published: 17 August 2016
    Abstract: In this study, (SnO2-xFx) thin films where (x = 0, 0.02, 0.04, 0.06 and 0.08) have been deposited by chemical spray pyrolysis method on glass substrates at temperature of (400°C), using Tin Chloride Pentahydrate (SnCl4.5H2O) and Ammonium Fluoride (NH4F) solutions. The structural properties and morphology of these films have been studied using XRD a... Show More