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Application-Specific Oxide-Based and Metal–Dielectric Thin-Film Materials Prepared by Radio Frequency Magnetron Sputtering
Materials (2019)
  • Mohammad Nur-E-Alam, Edith Cowan University
  • Wade Lonsdale
  • Mikhail Vasiliev
  • Kamal Alameh, Edith Cowan University
Abstract
We report on the development of several di erent thin-film functional material systems
prepared by radio frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering at Edith Cowan University nanofabrication
labs. While focusing on the RF sputtering process optimizations for new or the previously
underexplored material compositions and multilayer structures, we disclose several unforeseen
material properties and behaviours. Among these are an unconventional magnetic hysteresis loop
with an intermediate saturation state observed in garnet trilayers, and an ultrasensitive magnetic
switching behaviour in garnet-oxide composites (GOC).We also report on the unusually high thermal
exposure stability observed in some nanoengineered metal–dielectric multilayers. We communicate
research results related to the design, prototyping, and practical fabrication of high-performance
magneto-optic (MO) materials, oxide-based sensor components, and heat regulation coatings for
advanced construction and solar windows.
Keywords
  • thin films; coatings; magneto-optics; sensors; glass; heat regulation
Publication Date
Fall October 21, 2019
DOI
10.3390/ma12203448
Citation Information
Mohammad Nur-E-Alam, Wade Lonsdale, Mikhail Vasiliev and Kamal Alameh. "Application-Specific Oxide-Based and Metal–Dielectric Thin-Film Materials Prepared by Radio Frequency Magnetron Sputtering" Materials Vol. 12 Iss. 20 (2019) p. 3448 ISSN: 1996-1944,
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mikhail_vasiliev/149/