ABUSABEE, K.M., 2014. Thin film engineering for transparent thin film transistors. PhD, Nottingham Trent University.
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Zinc oxide (ZnO) and Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide (IGZO) thin films are of interest as oxide semiconductors in thin film transistor (TFT) applications, due to visible light transparency, and low deposition temperature. There is particular interest in ZnO and IGZO based transparent TFT devices fabricated at low temperature on low cost flexible substrates. However, thermal annealing processes are typically required to ensure a good performance, suitable long term stability, and to control the point defects which affect the electrical characteristics. Hence there is interest in post deposition processing techniques, particularly where alternatives to high temperature thermal treatments can be utilised in combination with low temperature substrates. This thesis presents the results of a series of experimental studies as an investigation into photonic (excimer laser) processing of low temperature ZnO and IGZO thin films deposited by RF magnetron sputtering and/or by high target utilisation sputtering (HiTUS), to optimise the microstructure and electrical properties for potential use in thin film electronic applications. ZnO thin films were grown at various deposition parameters by varying oxygen flow rates, RF power, oxygen concentration, and growth temperatures.
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|Date Added:||09 Oct 2015 09:34|
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