Liga Bikse

Liga Bikse
University of Latvia | LU · Institute of Solid State Physics

Master of Physics

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Publications (26)
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This paper reports on the deposition of amorphous and crystalline thin films of Ga2O3 by reactive pulsed direct current magnetron sputtering from a liquid gallium target onto fused (f-) quartz and c plane (c-) sapphire substrates, where the temperature of the substrate is varied from room temperature (RT) to 800{\deg}C. The deposition rate (up to 3...
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Crystalline wurtzite zinc oxide (w-ZnO) can be used as a wide band gap semiconductor for light emitting devices and for transparent or high temperature electronics. The use of amorphous zinc oxide (a-ZnO) can be an advantage in these applications. In this paper we report on X-ray amorphous a-ZnOx thin films (~500 nm) deposited at cryogenic temperat...
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β-Ga2O3 thin films grown on widely available c-plane sapphire substrates typically exhibit structural defects due to significant lattice and thermal expansion mismatch, which hinder the use of such films in electronic devices. In this work, we studied the impact of a nucleation layer on MOCVD-grown β-Ga2O3 thin film structure and morphology on a c-...
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The synthesis of the photochromic YHO films is based on the oxidation of deposited yttrium hydride in ambient conditions. The actual state of the films during the deposition process, which is influenced by the deposition pressure and the oxidation caused by the residual gases, is not completely known. We report on the YHxOy thin films deposited by...
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Cladding-pumped erbium (Er3+)/ytterbium (Yb3+)-co-doped fiber amplifiers are more advantageous at high output powers. However, this amplification technique also has potential in telecom-related applications. These types of amplifiers have complex properties, especially when considering gain profile and a pump conversion efficiency. Such metrics dep...
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Recently, Na 0.5 Bi 0.5 TiO 3 and its solid solutions are receiving intensive study as one of the most perspective lead-free ferroelectrics. Not only physical properties, but also the structure and nature of phase transitions of these compositions are of great interest, as their previous studies contain many uncertainties. In the present research,...
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The synthesis of the photochromic YHO films is based on the oxidation of deposited yttrium hydride in ambient conditions. The actual state of the films during the deposition process, which is influenced by the deposition pressure and the oxidation caused by the residual gases, is not completely known. We report on the YHxOy thin films deposited by...
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Bulk rhenium trioxide (ReO3) has an unusually high electrical conductivity and, being nanosized, has promising catalytic properties. However, the production of pure ReO3 thin films is challenging due to the difficulty to stabilize rhenium in a 6+ oxidation state. Here we present a novel approach for the deposition of ReOx (x ≈ 1.6–2.9) thin films u...
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The structural, electromechanical, and dielectric properties of (1 − x)(0.8Na 0.5 Bi 0.5 TiO 3 -0.2BaTiO 3 )-xCaTiO 3 [(1 − x) (0.8NBT-0.2BT)-xCT] ceramics are studied as candidates for room temperature actuators with high field-induced strain. The choice of 0.8NBT-0.2BT as a starting composition is motivated by the large tetragonality in this conc...
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In the present work, Na0.5Bi0.5TiO3 ceramics with addition of excess Bi in two different ways – before calcination and before sintering – are considered, revealing how the excess Bi affects their microstructure and chemical content. Average grain size is seen to decrease, with the grain size distribution becoming less diffused at higher excess Bi c...
Preprint
The synthesis of the photochromic YHO films is based on the oxidation of deposited yttrium hydride in ambient conditions. The actual state of the films during the deposition process, which is influenced by the deposition pressure and the oxidation caused by the residual gases, is not completely known. We report on the YHxOy thin films deposited by...
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Tungsten trioxide (WO3) is a well-known electrochromic material with a wide band gap, while rhenium trioxide (ReO3) is a “covalent metal” with an electrical conductivity comparable to that of pure metals. Since both WO3 and ReO3 oxides have perovskite-type structures, the formation of their solid solutions (ReO3–WO3 or RexW1–xO3) can be expected, w...
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In the amphoteric membrane-less decoupled water electrolysis, hydrogen and oxygen are co-produced in separate cells with higher energy efficiency. Ion exchange is mediated by the auxiliary electrodes – H x WO 3 for acid and NiOOH for alkaline cell.
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Solution synthesis was used to prepare pristine Na2FeP2O7 and Na2FeP2O7/C composite cathode materials for sodium-ion batteries, using glucose as a carbon source. While the pristine Na2FeP2O7 displays capacity of only 45 mAh/g due to the relatively large grain size, the addition of carbon increases the capacity to up to 92 mAh/g (95% of the theoreti...
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Thermal etching is a widely accepted surface treatment method for studying microstructure in Na0.5Bi0.5TiO3-based compositions. Surprisingly, besides the flat pattern of grains (suitable for evaluating ceramics’ microstructure), images illustrating well-expressed relief and even microstructure consisting of partly bonded cubic-shaped grains are als...
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The synthesis of the photochromic YHO films is based on the oxidation of deposited yttrium hydride in ambient conditions. The actual state of the films during the deposition process, which is influenced by the deposition pressure and the oxidation caused by the residual gases, is not completely known. We report on the YHxOy thin films deposited by...
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In this work the mechanisms that affect the optical transparency of nanostructured translucent ZrO2 ceramics are studied. The translucent ceramic samples were obtained from a low agglomeration nanosized powder at low pressure and low temperature sintering. Even low pressures cause structural changes and defect creation in the nanocrystals. Annealin...
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Na0.5Bi0.5TiO3 (NBT)-based compositions are among the most promising lead-free ferroelectrics. Although studies of modification of NBT-based compositions’ properties are a hot topic, there has been very little attention paid to their characterization from the standpoint of ceramics and the process of producing them. Here, we report on comprehensive...
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In the current study, the antibacterial activity of positively and negatively charged spherical hematite (α-Fe2O3) nanoparticles (NPs) with primary size of 45 and 70 nm was evaluated against clinically relevant bacteria Escherichia coli (gram-negative) and Staphylococcus aureus (gram-positive) as well as against naturally bioluminescent bacteria Vi...
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A detailed analysis of photoluminescence of Eu-doped Na0.5Bi0.5TiO3 (NBT) is performed using it as a tool for describing the local structure of NBT. The obtained results reveal the low symmetry of the Eu³⁺ local environment in NBT, as indicated by the observed maximal number of sublevels of the ⁵D0→⁷F1 and the ⁵D0→⁷F2 luminescence transitions, clea...
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Crystalline wurtzite zinc oxide (w-ZnO) can be used as a wide bandgap semiconductor for light emitting devices and transparent or high temperature electronics. The use of amorphous zinc oxide (a-ZnO) can be an advantage in these applications. In this paper, we report on x-ray amorphous a-ZnO x thin films (∼500 nm) deposited at cryogenic temperature...
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Reactive high power impulse magnetron sputtering (R-HiPIMS) has been demonstrated as a promising technique for the ZnO:Al (AZO) thin film deposition at low temperature with improved electrical properties compared to the reactive direct current magnetron sputtering (R-dcMS). However, there are not enough studies about the HiPIMS process using Zn/Al...
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In this study the Zn/Al (98:2 wt.%) target was sputtered by rare high power pulses (power unit Melec SIPP2000) in an Ar + O2 atmosphere. The profiles of peak current and the optical emission spectra collected 2 cm above the target surface were detected as a function of electrical parameters (frequency, pulse time, voltage) and oxygen flow. The set...
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In this study the Zn/Al (98:2 wt.%) target was sputtered by rare high power pulses (power unit Melec SIPP2000) in an Ar and Ar + O2 atmosphere. The profiles of peak current and the optical emission spectra collected 2 cm above the target surface were detected as a function of electrical parameters (frequency, pulse time, average power) and oxygen f...

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The main goal of the project is to investigate the dependence of physical properties on deposition conditions and illumination in different rare-earth (RE) oxy-hydride thin films for the photochromic applications.