Inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy of amorphous SiOx barriers

  title={Inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy of amorphous SiOx barriers},
  author={Robert Ronnan Mallik and W. J. Kulnis and Therese A. Butler},
Inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy (IETS) is used to record the vibrational spectra of thin films of amorphous SiOx prepared by radio‐frequency planar magnetron sputter deposition in argon. The SiOx films are incorporated as the insulating barriers in aluminium SiOx/lead tunnel junctions, with no prior or subsequent oxidation of the aluminium films. Peak assignments are presented by comparison with infrared, Raman, and neutron scattering data for bulk silica, and a plausible… CONTINUE READING

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