Transparent Electrode Performance of TiO2/ZnS/Ag/ZnS/TiO2 Multi-Layer for PDP Filter

TiO2/ZnS/Ag/ZnS/TiO2 다층막의 PDP 필터용 전극 특성

  • Received : 2010.07.16
  • Accepted : 2010.08.20
  • Published : 2010.09.01


The $TiO_2$/ZnS/Ag/ZnS/$TiO_2$ multilayered structure for the transparent electrodes in plasma display panel was designed by essential macleod program (EMP) and the multilayered film was deposited on a glass substrate by direct-current (DC)/radio-frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering system. During film deposition process, the Ag layer in $TiO_2$/Ag/$TiO_2$ structure became oxidized and the filter characteristic was degraded easily. In this study, ZnS layer was adopted as a diffusion blocking layer between $TiO_2$ and Ag to prevent the oxidation of Ag layer efficiently in $TiO_2$/ZnS/Ag/ZnS/$TiO_2$ structure. Based on the AES depth profiling analysis, the Ag layer was effectively protected by the ZnS layer as compared with the $TiO_2$/Ag/$TiO_2$ multilayered films without ZnS as an antioxidant layer. The 3 times stacked $TiO_2$/ZnS/Ag/ZnS/$TiO_2$ films have low sheet resistance of $1.22{\Omega}/{\square}$ and luminous transmittance was as high as 62% in the visible ranges.


$TiO_2$/ZnS/Ag/ZnS/$TiO_2$;Antioxidant layer;Transparent electrode;PDP filter


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