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Reactively Sputtered Zirconium Carbides, Carbonitrides And Nitrides Thin Films - Optical Properties
Author(s): A. M. Bonnot; H. Belkhir; D. Pailharey; P. Mathiez
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Paper Abstract

The reflectivity spectra of sputtered zirconium nitride, carbide and carbonitride thin films have been studied. The data are interpreted by means of their electronic structure and by the nature of the bonding. The influence of nitrogen and carbon concentrations on the materials is qualitatively understood. Auger electron spectroscopy has been made on the carbide films. The KLL carbon Auger transitions show structures characteristic of the nature of the bonding : carbide or graphite-like. Although no good solar absorber is reported here, these studies show that, by adjusting the carbon and nitrogen contents, the optical profile of ternary compounds of transition metal can be tailored in a wide range between those of the binary compounds, so that the elaboration of a material for photothermal conversion of solar energy is not an impossible challenge.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 December 1985
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0562, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion IV, (2 December 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.966308
Show Author Affiliations
A. M. Bonnot, Faculte des Sciences de Luminy (France)
H. Belkhir, Faculte des Sciences de Luminy (France)
D. Pailharey, Faculte des Sciences de Luminy (France)
P. Mathiez, Faculte des Sciences de Luminy (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0562:
Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion IV
Carl M. Lampert, Editor(s)

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