Cathodoluminescence study of defects in deformed (110) and (100) surfaces of TiO_2 single crystals



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Fernández, I. and Cremades Rodríguez, Ana Isabel and Piqueras de Noriega, Javier (2005) Cathodoluminescence study of defects in deformed (110) and (100) surfaces of TiO_2 single crystals. Semiconductor Science and Technology, 20 (2). pp. 239-243. ISSN 0268-1242

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In this work, the effect of different surface orientations on the defect structure of TiO2 single crystals and the evolution of the luminescence properties under plastic deformation are investigated by cathodoluminescence (CL) microscopy. The main features of the spectra are an infrared band at 1.53 eV, and a complex band in the visible range, whose peak position depends on the electron beam energy, and is attributed to oxygen vacancy related defects. Comparison of the intensity of these bands in the spectra recorded at low electron beam voltage indicates that the Ti3+ defects present a higher concentration at the (110) surface, whereas the (100) surface presents a more complex defect structure related to the oxygen vacancies. Competition is observed between the visible and the infrared emission centres during plastic deformation of the samples in agreement with the different diffusion mechanisms of the defects involved in the emissions.

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© 2005 IOP Publishing Ltd
This work has been partially supported by the MCYT (Project

Uncontrolled Keywords:Luminescence, Films, Oxide, Stm
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
ID Code:23214
Deposited On:17 Oct 2013 15:54
Last Modified:13 Feb 2018 14:50

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