Preparation and properties of tantalum oxide films by sol-gel method

Tomoji Ohishi, Tetsuo Nakazawa, Akira Katou

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The preparation of tantalum oxide thin film by the sol-gel method is discussed. The conditions of the film growth are investigated carefully to avoid pinholes and cracks. In particular, the effect of hydrochloric acid added to the sol solution is clarified. It was found by TEM observation that the rapid degradation of the breakdown voltage was due to pinholes created during crystallization process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-59
Number of pages10
JournalElectronics and Communications in Japan, Part II: Electronics (English translation of Denshi Tsushin Gakkai Ronbunshi)
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Sep
Externally publishedYes


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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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