Sol-gel processing of tellurium oxide and suboxide thin films with potential for optical data storage application

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/98438
Title:
Sol-gel processing of tellurium oxide and suboxide thin films with potential for optical data storage application
Authors:
Hodgson, S. N. B. (Simon); Weng, L. T. (Luqian)
Affiliation:
Loughborough University. Institute of Polymer Technology and Materials Engineering.
Citation:
Hodgson, S. N. B. and Weng, L. Q. (2000) 'Sol-gel processing of tellurium oxide and suboxide thin films with potential for optical data storage application', Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 18 (2), pp.145-158.
Publisher:
Springer New York LLC
Journal:
Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology
Issue Date:
May-2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/98438
DOI:
10.1023/A:1008717003930
Abstract:
A novel sol-gel processing route has been developed for the production of tellurium oxide (TeO2) and tellurium suboxide (TeOx) thin films. The process has been used to deposit thin films on glass substrates by the dip coating process. These films have been shown to undergo thermally induced, reversible changes in optical properties on heating at appropriate temperatures. Formation of TeOx was found to occur at low temperatures by direct breakdown of the sol-gel derived material even in the absence of reducing agents whilst the principal optical effects corresponded to the formation of TeOx and α-TeO2 at temperatures of <200 °C and <450 °C respectively. The relatively low temperatures required to induce significant optical effects are comparable with conventionally prepared TeOx and offer the potential application of these materials in optical data storage systems.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
coating techniques; optical data storage; optical properties; semiconducting glass; semiconducting tellurium compounds; sol-gels; substrates; thermal effects; thin films
ISSN:
0928-0707; 1573-4846
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 11/05/2010]
Citation Count:
18 [Scopus, 11/05/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHodgson, S. N. B. (Simon)en
dc.contributor.authorWeng, L. T. (Luqian)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-11T08:45:15Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-11T08:45:15Z-
dc.date.issued2000-05-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology; 18(2):145-158en
dc.identifier.issn0928-0707-
dc.identifier.issn1573-4846-
dc.identifier.doi10.1023/A:1008717003930-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/98438-
dc.description.abstractA novel sol-gel processing route has been developed for the production of tellurium oxide (TeO2) and tellurium suboxide (TeOx) thin films. The process has been used to deposit thin films on glass substrates by the dip coating process. These films have been shown to undergo thermally induced, reversible changes in optical properties on heating at appropriate temperatures. Formation of TeOx was found to occur at low temperatures by direct breakdown of the sol-gel derived material even in the absence of reducing agents whilst the principal optical effects corresponded to the formation of TeOx and α-TeO2 at temperatures of <200 °C and <450 °C respectively. The relatively low temperatures required to induce significant optical effects are comparable with conventionally prepared TeOx and offer the potential application of these materials in optical data storage systems.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLCen
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 11/05/2010]en
dc.subjectcoating techniquesen
dc.subjectoptical data storageen
dc.subjectoptical propertiesen
dc.subjectsemiconducting glassen
dc.subjectsemiconducting tellurium compoundsen
dc.subjectsol-gelsen
dc.subjectsubstratesen
dc.subjectthermal effectsen
dc.subjectthin filmsen
dc.titleSol-gel processing of tellurium oxide and suboxide thin films with potential for optical data storage applicationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentLoughborough University. Institute of Polymer Technology and Materials Engineering.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Sol-Gel Science and Technologyen
ref.citationcount18 [Scopus, 11/05/2010]en
or.citation.harvardHodgson, S. N. B. and Weng, L. Q. (2000) 'Sol-gel processing of tellurium oxide and suboxide thin films with potential for optical data storage application', Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 18 (2), pp.145-158.-
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