How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
Citations since 2017
1 Research Item
Amorphous films of MoOx have both structural disorder and also chemical disorder for x<3. We have shown that this disorder can introduce localised states in thin films and have shown that the existence of localised states can be deduced from the XPS data that identifies the relevant occupations of different ionisation states of the Mo ions. This ef...
We report the results of a sequence of magnetisation and magneto-optical studies on laser ablated thin films of ZnCoAlO and ZnCoO that contain a small amount of metallic cobalt. The results are compared to those expected when all the magnetization is due to isolated metallic clusters of cobalt and with an oxide sample that is almost free from metal...
We investigate the magnetic properties of ZnCoO thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) from targets made containing metallic Co or CoO precursors instead of the usual Co3O4. We find that the films grown from metallic Co precursors in an oxygen rich environment contain negligible amounts of Co metal and have a large magnetization at room...
We investigate gap states in a series of nonmagnetic ZnO films grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) and pulsed laser deposition (PLD) using magnetic circular dichroism. This technique is shown to be sensitive enough to investigate defect states in thin films of disordered wide-gap semiconductors by differentiating between a loss of transmission du...
The difference in the transmission for left and right circularly polarised light though thin films on substrates in a magnetic field is used to obtain the magnetic circular dichroism of the film. However there are reflections at all the interfaces and these are also different for the two polarisations and generate the polar Kerr signal. In this pap...
These thin films have been deposited by the (Pulsed Laser Deposition) technique, using a bar of graphite as a target and (Glass or Sapphire) as a substrates.