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Comparison of RF and Pulsed Magnetron Sputtering for the Deposition of AZO Thin Films on PET

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Author(s):
L. P. G. Oliveira ; R. Ramos ; W. H. Rabelo ; E. C. Rangel ; Steven F. Durrant ; J. R. R. Bortoleto
Total Authors: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: MATERIALS RESEARCH-IBERO-AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MATERIALS; v. 23, n. 3, p. -, 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

AZO thin films (around 200 nm thick) were grown on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) at room temperature. The plasma was activated using a 13.56 MHz (RF) or a 15 kHz pulsed (PMS) source at a power of 60 W. Optical reflection and transmittance were measured using a UV-Vis-NIR spectrometer over the wavelengths from 190 nm to 2500 nm. All samples show average transmittances greater than 83% in the visible region. The electrical resistivity was measured by the linear four-point probe method to be around 0.001 Ωcm for 200 nm-thick AZO films grown by PMS. XRD results indicated that the films had a hexagonal wurtzite structure and were preferentially oriented in the (002) plane. The surface morphology of the AZO thin films was characterized using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM); film chemical composition was studied using Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS). For this, an EDS coupled to the Scanning Electron Microscope was used. Only for films grown by PMS were no cracks observed. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/15853-0 - Characterization of Complex Thin Films Obtained by PECVD and the Deposition of Thin Films on Porous Substrates
Grantee:Steven Frederick Durrant
Support type: Regular Research Grants