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author = {Petrov, PK and Wells, M and Zou, B and Mihai, A and Bower, R and Doiron, B and Regoutz, A and Fearn, S and Maier, S and Alford, N},
doi = {10.1364/OME.8.001806},
journal = {Optical Materials Express},
pages = {1806--1817},
title = {Multiphase strontium molybdate thin films for plasmonic local heating applications},
url = {},
volume = {8},
year = {2018}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - In the search for alternative plasmonic materials SrMoO3 has recently been identified as possessing a number of desirable optical properties. Owing to the requirement for many plasmonic devices to operate at elevated temperatures however, it is essential to characterize the degradation of these properties upon heating. Here, SrMoO3 thin films are annealed in air at temperatures ranging from 75 - 500{\deg} C. Characterizations by AFM, XRD, and spectroscopic ellipsometry after each anneal identify a loss of metallic behaviour after annealing at 500{\deg} C, together with the underlying mechanism. Moreover, it is shown that by annealing the films in nitrogen following deposition, an additional crystalline phase of SrMoO4 is induced at the film surface, which suppresses oxidation at elevated temperatures.
AU - Petrov,PK
AU - Wells,M
AU - Zou,B
AU - Mihai,A
AU - Bower,R
AU - Doiron,B
AU - Regoutz,A
AU - Fearn,S
AU - Maier,S
AU - Alford,N
DO - 10.1364/OME.8.001806
EP - 1817
PY - 2018///
SN - 2159-3930
SP - 1806
TI - Multiphase strontium molybdate thin films for plasmonic local heating applications
T2 - Optical Materials Express
UR -
UR -
UR -
VL - 8
ER -