The structure of Al-doped ZnO (ZnO:Al) transparent thin-film transistors (TTFTs) were deposited at room temperature using a radio frequency magnetron cosputter system. The performances of the ZnO:Al TTFTs were improved by inserting a ZnO buffer layer between the ZnO:Al channel layer and the SiO 2 gate insulator. The ZnO:Al TTFTs with 80-nm-thick ZnO buffer layer exhibited a higher field-effect mobility of 90.1 cm 2 (V s) -1, a lower subthreshold slope of 0.24 V/decade and a lower maximum surface state density of 2.69 × 10 11 eV -1 cm -2. The associated on-to-off current ratio of the TTFTs was 1.2 × 10 8. The performance improvement of the ZnO:Al TTFTs was attributed to crystalline improvement and the releasing functions of lattice mismatching and strain between the ZnO:Al channel layer and the SiO 2 insulator layer.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics