High temperature conductivity studies on nanoscale yttria-doped zirconia thin films and size effects

@inproceedings{Karthikeyan2006HighTC,
  title={High temperature conductivity studies on nanoscale yttria-doped zirconia thin films and size effects},
  author={Annamalai Karthikeyan and Chia-Lin Chang and Shriram Ramanathan},
  year={2006}
}
Thin films of 9.5% yttria-doped zirconia in the range of 17–210nm thickness were deposited on MgO (100) substrates by electron beam evaporation. The conductivity of the films was found to increase as the film thickness decreased. The films were found to be a mixture of both cubic and tetragonal phases. The impedance and electrical modulus parameters indicate that the relaxation process is due to ionic conduction. Enhancements in conductivity are attributed to the space charge effects that occur… CONTINUE READING

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