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Large deviation from Matthiessen's rule in chemical vapour deposited copper films and its correlation with nanostructure

Ramaswamy, Geetha and Raychaudhuri, A. K and Goswami, Jaydeb and Shivashankar, S. A (1997) Large deviation from Matthiessen's rule in chemical vapour deposited copper films and its correlation with nanostructure. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 30 (5). L5-L9.

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Official URL: http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/0022-3727/30/5/001/

Abstract

The resistivity of copper films grown by varying the pressure, and hence the growth rate, in metalorganic chemical vapour deposition has been studied in the temperature range 4.2 K - 300 K. The films exhibit a fairly high (300 K) of 8 - 20 cm. Analysis of the temperature variation of shows that the high values are not just caused by elastic scattering from the impurities but the temperature dependence of is also very high, resulting in a large deviation from Matthiessen's rule (DMR) in these films. This strong dependence on temperature and DMR has been explained in a semi-quantitative manner as arising from grain boundary (GB) and surface scattering (SS). This is corroborated by STM studies on the films which show that films having a smooth surface and well connected grains have a lower as opposed to films with poor connectivity.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:4093
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:03 Apr 2009 05:33
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