Hydrothermally Synthesized Ultrathin Zinc Oxide Nanowires Based Field-Effect Transistors

Guan Hung Shen, Andrew Ronaldi Tandio, Franklin Chau Nan Hong

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In this experiment, ultrathin zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires-based field-effect transistors (FETs) were fabricated. The ZnO seed layer was deposited using RF sputtering on top of a silicon dioxide dielectric layer. After the deposition of Ti and Pt films on the ZnO seed layer, ZnO nanowires were laterally grown from the ZnO seed layer by hydrothermal method. We have shown that the ultrathin single crystal ZnO nanowires could connect the source and the drain electrodes under an appropriate precursor concentration. Besides these nanowires grew along the surface of the dielectric with good attachment. ZnO nanowire-based FET thus fabricated have a threshold voltage of around -2.04 V, a field-effect mobility of ~ 64.28 cm2 V-1 s-1, a sub-threshold swing of 4.006 V/dec, and a current on/off ratio as high as 1.01 x 104. Compared to the common ZnO nanowire-based FET, the close attachment of these nanowires to the gate dielectric decreases the distance between the gate electrode and the nanowire channels, thus enhancing the switching control of the fabricated FET.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-106
Number of pages7
JournalThin Solid Films
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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