Development of ZnO-based transparent conductive coatings

D. R. Sahu, Jow-Lay Huang

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Abstract

We have developed a range of single and multilayer transparent conducting coatings consisting of three to five alternating layers of Al-doped ZnO (AZO) and metals using E-beam evaporation method. The prepared optimized coatings show excellent optical and electrical properties, improved thermal and long-term stability. Optimum thickness of metal and AZO layers was determined for high optical transmittance and good electrical conductivity. X-ray diffraction, spectrophotometer, atomic-force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and four-point probe were used to explore the possible changes in electrical and optical properties. It was found that the multilayer coatings consisting of Al-doped ZnO and Ag metal show satisfactory properties of low resistance of 5 Ω/sq, high transmittance of 90% and thermal stability up to 500 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1923-1927
Number of pages5
JournalSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Volume93
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov 1

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Electric properties
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Spectrophotometers
Opacity
Atomic force microscopy
Evaporation
Thermodynamic stability
X ray diffraction
Scanning electron microscopy
Hot Temperature
Electric Conductivity

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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In: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 93, No. 11, 01.11.2009, p. 1923-1927.

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