We investigate surface morphology and electrical properties of VO 2 films fabricated by direct thermal oxidation method. The VO 2 film prepared with oxidation temperature at 580 °C exhibits excellent qualities of VO 2 characteristics, e.g. a metal-insulator transition (MIT) near 67 °C, a resistivity ratio of ∼2.3 × 10 4 , and a bandgap of 0.7 eV. The analysis of surface morphology with electrical resistivity of VO 2 films reveals that the transport properties of VO 2 films are closely related to the grain size and surface roughness that vary with oxidation annealing temperatures.
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H.L. Ju and B.S. Mun would like to thank the Basic Science Research Program for support through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Korean Government ( MOE ) ( Nos. 2012R1A1A2006948 and 2012R1A1A2001745 ). This paper was supported by GIST 2015 TBP Research Fund and Korea Basic Science Institute Research Grant (E35800).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films