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Title: Influence of oxide matrix on electron transport in (FeCoZr)x(Al2O3)1-x nanocomposite films
Authors: Svito, I. A.
Fedotov, A. K.
Saad, A. M.
Zukowski, P. V.
Koltunowicz, T. N.
Issue Date: Jan-2017
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Citation: Journal of Alloys and Compounds. - 2017. - Vol. 699. - P. 818 - 823
Abstract: Electron transport in (Fe0.45Co0.45Zr0.10)x(Al2O3)1-x granular nanocomposites (NCs) produced by the ion-beam sputtering of compound target was studied in the temperature range of 2–300 K. Conductivity of the films synthesized in the inert (Ar) atmosphere is determined below percolation threshold by the thermally activated electron tunneling over metallic granules at low temperatures and replaced by the Mott variable range hopping (VRH) with increasing temperature. Introduction of oxygen to the sputtering chamber suppresses VRH leading to retention of the thermally activated tunneling in the whole studied temperature range for the metallic phase atomic concentrations up to х = 0.62. The model of thermally activated tunneling over metallic granules gives an excellent agreement with experimental data when alumina matrix permittivity is considered as increasing with concentration of the metallic phase fraction in the films, which is due to increase in number of localized electronic states. The established influence of the sputtering atmosphere on the electron transport in nanocomposites is explained by reduction of concentration of the defects in matrix when oxygen is added to the sputtering atmosphere.
URI: http://elib.bsu.by/handle/123456789/169010
ISSN: 0925-8388
Appears in Collections:Кафедра физики твердого тела и нанотехнологий (статьи)

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