GISAXS View of Induced Morphological Changes in Nanostructured CeVO4 Thin Films

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Lučić Lavčević, Magdy ; Turković, Aleksandra ; Dubček, Pavo ; Crnjak Orel, Zorica ; Orel, Bojan ; Bernstorff, Sigrid (2011)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: Journal of Nanomaterials (issn: 1687-4110, eissn: 1687-4129)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1155/2011/303808
  • Subject: Technology (General) | T1-995 | Article Subject

Nanostructured CeVO4 films, designed for applications in electrochemical cells and electrochromic devices, were obtained on glass substrates by the sol-gel process. An analysis of morphological modifications in these films, induced by ultrasonication, annealing, and introduction of lithium ions, was performed, using the grazing-incidence small-angle X-ray scattering technique (GISAXS). The GISAXS results are discussed and related with complementary examinations of the same films in real space, performed by scanning electron microscopy on a different length scale.
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