In-situ doping during ZnO atomic layer deposition

S. J. Lim, Sung Kyun Lee, Minho Jo, Chang Soo Lee, Soonju Kwon, Hyungjun Kim

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We have deposited transparent conducting Al-doped ZnO films on glass and Si substrates by atomic layer deposition (ALD) at a relatively low substrate temperature of 200 °C and evaluated the electrical and the optical properties of these films. For Al-doped ZnO film growth by using the ALD process, diethylzinc (DEZ) and trimethylaluminum (TMA) were used as metal precursors and water as a reactant. The process conditions were optimized by varying the deposition temperature, The TMA:DEZ cycle ratio and TMA exposure time and an Al-doped ZnO film with a resistivity of 1.09 × 10-3 Ω·cm, a carrier concentration of 1.16 × 1021 cm-3 and a carrier mobility of 5.0 cm2/V·s was attained. In addition, the Al-doped ZnO film was focused to have a relevant transmittance as a transparent conducting electrode. The transmittances of the film in the visible region were in excess of 80 % (450 nm ≤ λ ≤ 1100 nm) and 65 % (380 nm ≤ λ ≤ 450 nm).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-257
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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