Linking precursor alterations to nanoscale structure and optical transparency in polymer assisted fast-rate dip-coating of vanadium oxide thin films

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dc.contributor.author Glynn, Colm
dc.contributor.author Creedon, Donal
dc.contributor.author Geaney, Hugh
dc.contributor.author Armstrong, Eileen
dc.contributor.author Collins, Timothy W.
dc.contributor.author Morris, Michael A.
dc.contributor.author O'Dwyer, Colm
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-10T15:49:13Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-10T15:49:13Z
dc.date.issued 2015-06-30
dc.identifier.citation Glynn, C., Creedon, D., Geaney, H., Armstrong, E., Collins, T., Morris, M. A. and Dwyer, C. O. (2015) 'Linking Precursor Alterations to Nanoscale Structure and Optical Transparency in Polymer Assisted Fast-Rate Dip-Coating of Vanadium Oxide Thin Films', Scientific Reports, 5, 11574 (15pp). doi: 10.1038/srep11574 en
dc.identifier.volume 5 en
dc.identifier.startpage 11574-1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 11574-15 en
dc.identifier.issn 2045-2322
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6079
dc.identifier.doi 10.1038/srep11574
dc.description.abstract Solution processed metal oxide thin films are important for modern optoelectronic devices ranging from thin film transistors to photovoltaics and for functional optical coatings. Solution processed techniques such as dip-coating, allow thin films to be rapidly deposited over a large range of surfaces including curved, flexible or plastic substrates without extensive processing of comparative vapour or physical deposition methods. To increase the effectiveness and versatility of dip-coated thin films, alterations to commonly used precursors can be made that facilitate controlled thin film deposition. The effects of polymer assisted deposition and changes in solvent-alkoxide dilution on the morphology, structure, optoelectronic properties and crystallinity of vanadium pentoxide thin films was studied using a dip-coating method using a substrate withdrawal speed within the fast-rate draining regime. The formation of sub-100 nm thin films could be achieved rapidly from dilute alkoxide based precursor solutions with high optical transmission in the visible, linked to the phase and film structure. The effects of the polymer addition was shown to change the crystallized vanadium pentoxide thin films from a granular surface structure to a polycrystalline structure composed of a high density of smaller in-plane grains, resulting in a uniform surface morphology with lower thickness and roughness. en
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council ((Awards RS/2011/797 and RS/2010/2920) New Foundations Award); Science Foundation Ireland (National Access Programme (NAP 417)) en
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dc.publisher Springer Nature en
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dc.rights © The Author(s) 2015. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in the credit line; if the material is not included under the Creative Commons license, users will need to obtain permission from the license holder to reproduce the material. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
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dc.subject Electronic and spintronic devices en
dc.subject Electronics en
dc.subject Photonics and device physics en
dc.subject Thin films en
dc.title Linking precursor alterations to nanoscale structure and optical transparency in polymer assisted fast-rate dip-coating of vanadium oxide thin films en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Colm O'Dwyer, Chemistry, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: c.odwyer@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2018-05-03T08:29:50Z
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dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council en
dc.contributor.funder Seventh Framework Programme en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Scientific Reports en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress c.odwyer@ucc.ie en
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