Publisher : The Korean Institute of Surface Engineering
DOI : 10.5695/JKISE.2009.42.6.267
Title & Authors
Effect of H2 Addition on the Properties of Transparent Conducting Oxide Films Deposited by Co-sputtering of ITO and AZO Kim, Hye-Ri; Kim, Dong-Ho; Lee, Sung-Hun; Lee, Gun-Hwan;
Multicomponent transparent conducting oxide films were deposited on glass substrates at 150 by dual magnetron sputtering of AZO and ITO targets. In the case of mixing a limited amount of ITO (10W), resistivity of TCO films was significantly increased compared to the AZO film; from to . Deterioration of the electrical conductivity is attributed to the decreases in carrier concentration and Hall mobility. Improvement of the conductivity could be obtained for the films prepared with ITO powers larger than 40 W. The lowest resistivity () of was achieved when ITO power was 100 W. Effects of incorporation on the electrical and optical properties of AZO-ITO films were investigated in this work. Addition of small amount of hydrogen resulted in the increase of carrier concentration and the improvement of electrical conductivity. It is apparent that the roughness of AZO-ITO films decreases dramatically after the transition of microstructure from polycrystalline to amorphous phase, which gives practical advantages such as an excellent uniformity of surface and a high etching rate. AZO-ITO films grown at sputtering ambient with hydrogen gas are expected to be applicable to optoelectronic devices such as organic light emitting diodes and flexible displays due to their sufficient electrical and structural properties.
Transparent conducting oxide;Indium tin oxide;Aluminum zinc oxide;Hydrogen;Electrical transport properties;