The Investigation of Preferred Orientation Growth of ZnO Films on the Ceramic Substrates

Sheng Yuan Chu, Te Yi Chen, Walter Water, Tung Yi Huang

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Poly-crystal ZnO films with c-axis (002) orientation have been successfully grown on the lead-based ceramic substrates by r.f. magnetron sputtering technique. The deposited films were characterized as a function of deposition time and argon-oxygen gas flow ratio. Crystalline structures of the films were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). Highly oriented films with c-axis normal to the substrates can be obtained by depositing under a total pressure of 10mTorr containing 50% argon and 50% oxygen and r.f. power of 70W for 3 hours. The phase velocity, electromechanical coupling coefficient and temperature coefficient of frequency of SAW device with ZnO/IDT/PT-ceramic structure were investigated. It shows that the preferred oriented ZnO film is beneficial for improving the electromechanical coupling coefficient of SAW device.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-110
Number of pages16
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventMATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS: New Applications for Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2003 Apr 222003 Apr 24

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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