An investigation of the microstructure, optical and electrical properties of ZITO thin film using the sol-gel method

K. J. Chen, F. Y. Hung, S. J. Chang, S. J. Young, Z. S. Hu, S. P. Chang

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Abstract

The multi-compound ZITO transparent conductive oxide (TCO) thin films were synthesized using the sol-gel method. The ZITO thin films with various volume ratios of ZnO to ITO (1:1, 2:1 and 9:1) were crystallized at different temperatures (600-700 °C). The results showed that the crystalline characteristics and optical transmittance were mainly dependent on ITO content and crystallization. Notably, the 650 °C Z9ITO film not only had better conductivity but also possessed excellent optical transmittance. In addition, the surface roughness of the ZITO films and optoelectric properties of IZO (indium doped ZnO) films were analyzed to confirm the contribution of indium dopants on the optical transmittance. Also, the ZITO films were subjected to the effects of indium and tin dopants and this improved the related characteristics of ZnO films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-354
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology
Volume54
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 1

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Sol-gel process
Electric properties
Optical properties
electrical properties
Indium
gels
Opacity
optical properties
Thin films
microstructure
Microstructure
indium
thin films
transmittance
ITO (semiconductors)
Doping (additives)
Tin
Crystallization
Oxide films
tin

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomaterials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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