27 September 2010 to 1 October 2010
CSIR Convention Centre
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Sm1-xNdxNiO3 Thin Films Deposition by KrF laser ablation: Laser fluence optimisation

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CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR, Pretoria
Poster Track A - Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science


Mr Slimane Lafane (Development centre for advanced technologies)


In this contribution we study the effect of the laser fluence on the stoichiometry and morphology of Sm1-xNdxNiO3 thin films deposited by KrF laser ablation into vacuum. Using an ion probe, the plasma plume front velocity was determined and related to the films properties. Furthermore, the ablated mass was measured and the ablation threshold was determined. Thereby, the optimal laser fluence was set to be in the range of 1 – 2 Jcm-2.

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Mr Slimane Lafane (Development centre for advanced technologies)


Prof. Malik Maaza (IThemba LABS National Research Foundation) Dr Samira Abdelli-Messaci (Development centre for advanced technologies) Dr Tahar Kerdja (Development centre for advanced technologies) Mr smail Malek (Development centre for advanced technologies)

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