Optical, surface, and microstructural properties of Li4Ti5O12 thin films coated by RF magnetron sputtering

Yudar H. H., PAT S., KORKMAZ Ş., ÖZEN S., Pat Z.

PARTICULATE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.36, no.8, pp.1037-1042, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Li4Ti5O12 thin films were deposited on glass substrates by the RF magnetron sputtering method in an argon gas atmosphere at different powers. Some properties of the coated Li4Ti5O12 films were examined using some techniques. Structural characteristics of the produced Li4Ti5O12 films were investigated by X-ray diffraction. The Li4Ti5O12 phases were identified as (311) and (222). The surface morphology of the produced Li4Ti5O12 films was investigated using an atomic force microscope. The transmittance and the absorbance were measured using a UV-vis spectrophotometer. The transmittance values were around 88% and 90%. The absorbance values were approximately 0.053 and 0.048. The film thickness values were 140 and 50nm. The transparency values of the produced films were high. The optical band gap values of the produced LTO films were calculated as approximate to 3.8eV. The refractive index and the reflectance spectra values of samples were determined using interferometer measurements. The refractive index values were 1.51 and 1.44 at 550nm, respectively.