Studies on Thin Films of Antimony Vacuum Evaporated from a Knudsen-Type Source

  • K.L. Chaudhary Laser Science & Technology Centre, Delhi
  • Ramesh Kumar Laser Science & Technology Centre, Delhi
  • A.K. Chopra Laser Science & Technology Centre, Delhi
Keywords: Evaporation and substrate temperatures, Deposition, Thin films, Electron beam, Microstructure, Substrates, Crystallisation, Vacuum evaporation, Air cleaved, Amorphous carbon, Knudsen type evaporation

Abstract

A Knudsen-type evaporation source was used for the deposition of thin films of antimony to study their growth and microstructure under different rates of evaporation and substrate temperatures when vacuum evaporated onto air-cleaved KC1, mica, amorphous carbon and doped KCl substrates. The crystallisation of these films on exposure to an electron beam of moderate intensity inside the electron microscope was studied, and the orientations of the crystallised films wrt the substrate were established. It has been concluded that antimony films prepared by this source compare well with those prepared by other sources of vacuum evaporation.

Author Biographies

K.L. Chaudhary, Laser Science & Technology Centre, Delhi
Dr KL Chaudhary obtained his MSc (Physics) from Birla Science College, Pilani. He wasawarded PhD for his work on applications of transmission electron microscopy by the Universityof Delhi. His current interests are transmi~sion electron microscopy, anthropometry and alternativemedicine.
Ramesh Kumar, Laser Science & Technology Centre, Delhi
Laser Science & Technology Centre, Delhi.
A.K. Chopra, Laser Science & Technology Centre, Delhi
Laser Science & Technology Centre, Delhi.

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Published
2013-01-01
How to Cite
ChaudharyK., KumarR., & ChopraA. (2013). Studies on Thin Films of Antimony Vacuum Evaporated from a Knudsen-Type Source. Defence Science Journal, 50(4), 411-418. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.50.3752
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Electronics & Communication Systems