Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/11147/11822
Title: High transparent, low surface resistance ZTO/Ag/ZTO multilayer thin film electrodes on glass and polymer substrates
Authors: Ekmekçioğlu, Merve
Erdoğan, Nursev
Astarlıoğlu, Aziz Taner
Yiğen, Serap
Aygün, Gülnur
Özyüzer, Lütfi
Özdemir, Mehtap
Keywords: Transparent conducting oxides
Dielectric/metal/dielectric
ZTO/Ag/ZTO
Magnetron sputtering
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
Abstract: Zinc tin oxide (ZTO)/Ag/ZTO multilayer thin films were grown by direct current (DC) magnetron sputtering technique at room temperature on soda lime glass (SLG) and different polymer substrates such as polycarbonate (PC) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for transparent conductive electrode (TCE) applications. The effect of substrate on the structural, optical and electrical characteristics of ZTO/Ag/ZTO multilayers was investigated. All prepared ZTO/Ag/ZTO films presented amorphous structure as expected from room temperature deposition process and smooth surface quality with very low surface roughness. We found that ZTO/Ag/ZTO multilayer films grown on SLG, PET and PC substrates have very high optical transmission and low surface resistance. Moreover, after ZTO/Ag/ZTO multilayer thin film deposition on polymer substrates, the optical transmission was found to be enhanced because the higher absorption due to Ag layer is compensated by lower reflectance. Our results suggest that ZTO/Ag/ZTO multilayer thin films on any substrate can be a promising alternative to indium tin oxide (ITO) films as a cost-effective, indium-free, flexible and transparent electrode for various applications.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vacuum.2021.110100
https://hdl.handle.net/11147/11822
ISSN: 0042-207X
1879-2715
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