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Title: Characterization of the nanosandwiched Ga2S3/In/Ga2S3 interfaces as microwave filters and thermally controlled electric switches
Authors: A. F Qasrawi
alharbi, s.r
o. nazzal
Keywords: Gallium sulfide
Optical materials
Microwave resonator
Issue Date: Mar-2018
Publisher: Optik
Citation: Volume 156, Pages 93-98
Abstract: In this work, an indium layer of 50 nm thicknesses is sandwiched between two 500 nm thick Ga2S3 layers. The effect of indium nansandwiching on the composition, structure, morphology, light absorbability, capacitance and reactance spectra, and temperature dependent electrical conductivity of the Ga2S3 films are investigated by means of X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersion X-ray spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, visible light spectrophotometry, impedance spectroscopy and current voltage characteristics. While the nansandwiched films are observed to exhibit an amorphous nature of structure with indium content of Owing to the nucleation mechanisms that take place during the film growth, the accumulation of some unit cells in groups to form grains should be a significant reason for the existence of many different sizes of grains in the nanosandwiched films (Alharbi and Qasrawi, 2016). O, the Raman spectra displayed three vibrational modes at 127.7, 145.0 and 274.3 cm?1. It was also observed that the indium insertion in the structure of the Ga2S3 shrinks the energy band gap by 0.18 eV. The nanosandwiched films are observed to exhibit a semiconductor ?metal (SM) transition at 310 K. The SM transition is associated with thermal hysteresis that exhibited a maximum value of 16% at 352 K. This behavior of the nanosandwiched films nominate it for use as thermally controlled electric switches. In addition, the impedance spectral analysis in the range of 10–1800 MHz has shown a capacitance tunability of more than 70%. The measurements of the wave trapping property displayed a bandpass/reject filter characteristics above 1.0 GHz which allow using the Ga2S3/In/Ga2S3 thin films as microwave resonator.
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