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Study of nitrogen ion doping of titanium dioxide films

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Ramos, Raul [1] ; Scoca, Diego [1] ; Merlo, Rafael Borges [1] ; Marques, Francisco Chagas [1] ; Alvarez, Fernando [1] ; Zagonel, Luiz Fernando [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Campinas UNICAMP, Gleb Wataghin Inst Phys, BR-13083859 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Applied Surface Science; v. 443, p. 619-627, JUN 15 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 5

This study reports on the properties of nitrogen doped titanium dioxide (TiO2) thin films considering the application as a transparent conducting oxide (TCO). Sets of thin films were prepared by sputtering a titanium target under oxygen atmosphere on a quartz substrate at 400 or 500 degrees C. Films were then doped at the same temperature by 150 eV nitrogen ions. The films were prepared in Anatase phase which was maintained after doping. Up to 30 at% nitrogen concentration was obtained at the surface, as determined by in situ X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Such high nitrogen concentration at the surface lead to nitrogen diffusion into the bulk which reached about 25 nm. Hall measurements indicate that average carrier density reached over 10(19) cm(-3) with mobility in the range of 0.1-1 cm(2) V-1 s(-1). Resistivity about 3 . 10(-1) Omega cm could be obtained with 85% light transmission at 550 nm. These results indicate that low energy implantation is an effective technique for TiO2 doping that allows an accurate control of the doping process independently from the TiO2 preparation. Moreover, this doping route seems promising to attain high doping levels without significantly affecting the film structure. Such approach could be relevant for preparation of N:TiO2 transparent conducting electrodes (TCE). (C) 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/10127-5 - Research and development of nanostructured materials for electronic and surface physics applications
Grantee:Fernando Alvarez
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/23399-9 - Heterostructures in semiconducting nanowires: nanometric light emitters studied by scanning tunnelling microscopy
Grantee:Luiz Fernando Zagonel
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants