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Zinc Oxide Transparent Thin Films For Optoelectronics


Abstract The object of this body of work is to study the properties and suitability of zinc oxide thin films with a view to engineering them for optoelectronics applications, making them a cheap and effective alternative to indium tin oxide (ITO), the most used transparent conducting oxides in the industry. Initially, a study was undertaken to examine the behavior of silver contacts to ZnO and ITO during thermal processing, a step frequently used in materials processing in optoelectronics. The second study involved an attempt to improve the conductivity of ZnO films by inserting a thin copper layer between two ZnO layers. The Hall resistivity of the films was as low as 6.9×10-5 -cm with a carrier concentration of 1.2×1022 cm-3 at the opt... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Sivaramakrishnan, Karthik (Author) / Alford, Terry L (Advisor) / Schroder, Dieter K (Committee member) / Newman, Nathan (Committee member) / Theodore, David N (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Materials Science / electrodes / Optoelectronics / Thin films / Transparent conducting oxides / Zinc Oxide
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 135 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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