Iron oxide films with a nanoporous structure were grown by anodizing sputter-deposited Fe in a fluoride containing ethylene glycol solution and annealed under air exposure at different temperatures. X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy allowed to identify the presence of hematite and/or magnetite after thermal treatment for films annealed at T≥400 °C under air exposure. According to GDOES compositional depth profiles, the thermal treatment sensitively reduced the amount of fluoride species incorporated into the film during the anodizing process. A band gap value of ∼2.0 eV was estimated for all the investigated layers, while a flat band potential dependent on both the growth conditions as well as on the annealing temperature was estimated.
|Numero di pagine||10|
|Rivista||Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2013|
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