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Colliding plasma plume dynamics and ZnO thin film deposition
Author(s): Shyam L. Gupta; Ravi Pratap Singh; Raj K. Thareja
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Dynamics of single and two collinearly colliding laser ablated plumes studied using fast imaging and the spectroscopic measurement is reported. The two expanding plumes colliding with each other resulting in the formation of a stagnation layer at the interface region which depend on mean free path and distance between the two plumes. The overlapping region lasts for several microseconds with significant concentration of nanoparticles/ cluster in gaseous phase. The dynamical growth of ZnO nanoparticles is ascertained using Rayleigh scattered second harmonic radiation at 532 nm of Nd:YAG laser. Intensity variation in the Rayleigh scattered signal and blue shift in photoluminescence peak position at different temporal delays with respect to the ablation pulse corroborates the presence and size variation of nano-particles/clusters formed in the vapor phase of ablated ZnO. The thin films of ZnO deposited on glass (polycrystalline) substrate are observed to have preference for single orientation. The presence of low ionic species in the overlap region seems to play a role in getting singly oriented thin films.

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Date Published: 22 June 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8769, International Conference on Optics in Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (icOPEN2013), 87692G (22 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2021151
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Shyam L. Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India)
Ravi Pratap Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India)
Raj K. Thareja, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8769:
International Conference on Optics in Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (icOPEN2013)
Chenggen Quan; Kemao Qian; Anand Asundi, Editor(s)

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