Pulsed laser ablation for tin dioxide : Nucleation, growth, and microstructures

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-209
Journal / PublicationCritical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008


Pulsed-laser ablation approaches are being developed for the growth of oxide thin films as versatile platform for advanced applications. Semiconducting SnO2 thin film is of fundamental importance in the advancement of microdevices. In this review, SnO2 thin films of various microstructures have been made using the pulsed-laser deposition method. The microstructural aspects include tetragonal, porous, and orthorhombic structure characteristics. The quantum-dots and dynamic simulations of SnO2 nanocrystals have blossomed into a submonolayer regime devoted to the nucleation and growth for these functional films. SnO2 thin films with some of the microstructural features may have great implications for the development of novel prototype gas sensors and transparent conduction electrodes.

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  • Growth, Microstructure, Nanocrystals, Nucleation, Pulsed-laser deposition, SnO2 thin films

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