Improved mechanical properties of sputtered and evaporated Zn films deposited on a flexible substrate with an adhesive layer of amorphous ZrCu film

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-8
Journal / PublicationScripta Materialia
Volume69
Issue number1
Online published30 Mar 2013
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Zn films with or without a 15 nm amorphous ZrCu adhesive layer are coated onto flexible polyimide substrate by sputtering and evaporation. Their tensile behavior is evaluated. The sputtered Zn films possess a nanogranular morphology measuring 30 ± 10 nm in diameter, while the evaporated Zn films show a hexagonal plate-like structure measuring 300 ± 100 nm in width. The amorphous ZrCu membrane functions as a good adhesive layer in reducing the microcrack occurrence during tensile deformation, especially for evaporated Zn films.

Research Area(s)

  • Amorphous thin film, Flexible substrate, Tensile deformation, Thin film, Zinc

Citation Format(s)

Improved mechanical properties of sputtered and evaporated Zn films deposited on a flexible substrate with an adhesive layer of amorphous ZrCu film. / Lee, C. J.; Hsieh, C. H.; Huang, H. S.; Huang, J. C.

In: Scripta Materialia, Vol. 69, No. 1, 07.2013, p. 5-8.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review