Synthesis of Fe2O3 thin films
What is it about?
We propose an efficient and low-cost synthesis of a Fe(II) complex, to be used in the Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) of nanostructured Fe2O3 thin films. The compound is monomeric, has a octahedral structure, and possesses a remarkable air stability and a high volatility at moderate temperatures.
Why is it important?
Good precursors (molecular sources) for nanostructures by chemical-vapor-deposition should have sufficient volatility, a high thermal stability and a clean decomposition pathway. No such precursors were available for the deposition of iron oxide materials. In this work, a Fe(II) precursor possessing just those amenable features was synthesized and successfully tested in the CVD growth of iron oxide nanostructures.
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