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Growth and oxidization stability of cubic Zr1-xGdxN solid solution thin films

Höglund, Carina LU ; Alling, B. ; Jensen, J. ; Hultman, L. ; Birch, J. and Hall-Wilton, Richard LU (2015) In Applied Physics Reviews 117(19).
Abstract
We report Zr1-xGdxN thin films deposited by magnetron sputter deposition. We show a solid solubility of the highly neutron absorbing GdN into ZrN along the whole compositional range, which is in excellent agreement with our recent predictions by first-principles calculations. An oxidization study in air shows that Zr1-xGdxN with x reaching from 1 to close to 0 fully oxidizes, but that the oxidization is slowed down by an increased amount of ZrN or stopped by applying a capping layer of ZrN. The crystalline quality of Zr0.5Gd0.5N films increases with substrate temperatures increasing from 100 degrees C to 900 degrees C. (C) 2015 Author(s).
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  author       = {Höglund, Carina and Alling, B. and Jensen, J. and Hultman, L. and Birch, J. and Hall-Wilton, Richard},
  issn         = {1931-9401},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {19},
  publisher    = {American Institute of Physics (AIP)},
  series       = {Applied Physics Reviews},
  title        = {Growth and oxidization stability of cubic Zr1-xGdxN solid solution thin films},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4921167},
  doi          = {10.1063/1.4921167},
  volume       = {117},
  year         = {2015},
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