ZnO/Cu/ZnO transparent conductive multilayer films are prepared by simultaneous RF sputtering of ZnO and DC sputtering of Cu. The properties of the multilayer films are studied at different substrate temperatures. Sheet resistance of the multilayer film decreased initially with increase of substrate temperature and increased further with increase of substrate temperature beyond 100 °C. However, transmittance of the multilayer film increased with increase of substrate temperature. Good transparent conductive film of sheet resistance 9.3 Ω/sq and transmittance of 85% was found at a substrate temperature of 100 °C. The performance of the multilayer film was evaluated using a figure of merit. The observed property of the multilayer film is suitable for the application of transparent conductive electrodes.
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