Cairo University

MTPR Journal


Nanostructure iron-silicon thin film deposition using plasma focus device

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M. Kotb, A. H. Saudy, S. Hassaballa and M. M. ElOker
Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Nasr city, Cairo, Egypt

Vol./Issue: 13 , id: 353

The presented study in this paper reports the deposition of nano-structure iron-silicon thin film on a glass substrate using 3.3 KJ Mather-type plasma focus device. The iron-silicon powder was put on the top of hollow copper anode electrode. The deposition was done under different experimental conditions such as numbers of electric discharge shots and angular position of substrate. The film samples were exposed to energetic argon ions generated by plasma focus device at different distances from the top of the central electrode. The exposed samples were then analyzed for their structure and optical properties using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and UV-visible spectroscopy. The structure of iron-silicon thin films deposited using plasma focus device depends on the distance from the anode, the number of focus deposition shots and the angular position of the sample