Room-temperature tilted-target sputtering deposition of highly transparent and low sheet resistance Al doped ZnO electrodes

Raju Nagiri, Ravi Chandra, Yambem, Soniya D., Lin, Qianqian, Burn, Paul L. and Meredith, Paul (2015) Room-temperature tilted-target sputtering deposition of highly transparent and low sheet resistance Al doped ZnO electrodes. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 3 20: 5322-5331. doi:10.1039/c5tc00695c


Author Raju Nagiri, Ravi Chandra
Yambem, Soniya D.
Lin, Qianqian
Burn, Paul L.
Meredith, Paul
Title Room-temperature tilted-target sputtering deposition of highly transparent and low sheet resistance Al doped ZnO electrodes
Journal name Journal of Materials Chemistry C   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2050-7526
Publication date 2015-05-28
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1039/c5tc00695c
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 3
Issue 20
Start page 5322
End page 5331
Total pages 10
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Target-tilted room temperature sputtering of aluminium doped zinc oxide (AZO) provides transparent conducting electrodes with sheet resistances of <10 Ω □-1 and average transmittance in the visible region of up to 84%. The properties of the AZO electrode are found to be strongly dependent on the target-tilting angle and film thickness. The AZO electrodes showed comparable performance to commercial indium tin oxide (ITO) electrodes in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices. OPV devices containing a bulk heterojunction active layer comprised of poly(3-n-hexylthiophene) (P3HT):phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) and an AZO transparent conducting electrode had a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of up to 2.5% with those containing ITO giving a PCE of 2.6%. These results demonstrate that AZO films are a good alternative to ITO for transparent conducting electrodes.
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Document type: Journal Article
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Collections: Centre for Organic Photonics and Electronics
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