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All-alkoxide synthesis of strontium-containing metal oxides

United States Patent

April 3, 2001
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A method for making strontium-containing metal-oxide ceramic thin films from a precursor liquid by mixing a strontium neo-pentoxide dissolved in an amine solvent and at least one metal alkoxide dissolved in a solvent, said at least one metal alkoxide selected from the group consisting of alkoxides of calcium, barium, bismuth, cadmium, lead, titanium, tantalum, hafnium, tungsten, niobium, zirconium, yttrium, lanthanum, antimony, chromium and thallium, depositing a thin film of the precursor liquid on a substrate, and heating the thin film in the presence of oxygen at between 550 and C.
Boyle; Timothy J. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
09/ 275,897
March 24, 1999
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.