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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Berreman effect applied to phase characterization of thin films supported on metallic substrates: The case of TiO2
Author: Trasferetti, BC
Davanzo, CU
Zoppi, RA
da Cruz, NC
de Moraes, MAB
Abstract: Infrared reflection-absorption spectra of TiO2 thin films deposited by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition onto aluminum and by a sol-gel process onto platinum were obtained using s- and p-polarized light and oblique incidence angles. Prominent bands with variable reflection minima position and line shapes, which were shown to be phase dependent, were observed for all samples in the 800-900 cm(-1) wave number range when p-polarized light and oblique incidence were used. Such bands were attributed to an LO mode of TiO2 and their enhancement with the incidence angle is a good example of Berreman effect. Such spectra were analyzed by means of spectral simulation based on the Fresnel equation for a three-layered system. The films' optical constants used in the simulations were obtained through the Kramers-Kronig analysis (KKA) of the reflectance spectra of pellets of powdered amorphous TiO2, anatase and rutile. Optical constants for hypothetical polycrystalline TiO2 systems were also calculated from the dielectric functions of single crystals by means of effective medium theories (EMTs), such as those of Bruggeman, Maxwell-Gannett, and Hunderi. These optical constants were used both for spectral simulation and for understanding the bands observed. However, the optical constants for the powdered standards determined through KKA reproduced experimental results more accurately than those determined through the EMTs. In both experimental and simulated spectra, Berreman effect was very clear-cut and a reliable phase characterization could be carried out.
Country: EUA
Editor: American Physical Soc
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.64.125404
Date Issue: 2001
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