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We have prepared a CrO(2) thin film by chemical vapor deposition from a Cr(8)O(21) precursor and studied the bulk and surface physical properties. The CrO(2) thin film is grown on a TiO(2) (100) substrate by heating of a Cr(8)O(21) precursor and TiO(2) (100) substrate together in a sealed quartz tube. The prepared film is found from x-ray diffraction analysis to be an (100)-oriented single phase. The magnetization and resistivity measurements indicate that the film is a ferromagnetic metal with a Curie temperature of about 400 K. Cr 3s core-level and valence band photoelectron spectroscopy spectra reveal the presence of a metallic CrO(2) in the surface region of the film. Our work indicates that preparation from a Cr(8)O(21) precursor is promising for obtaining a CrO(2) thin film with the metallic surface.
Journal of Applied Physics
American Institute of Physics.
Research Center of New Functional Materials for Energy Production, Storage, and Transport
© 2010 American Institute of Physics.
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