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Title: Solution-based synthesis and deposition of transparent conducting aluminium doped zinc oxide
Authors: Elen, Ken
Damm, Hanne
Kelchtermans, Anke
Schellens, Kevin
Hardy, An
Van Bael, Marlies K.
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: E-MRS 2015 Fall Meeting, Warsaw, Poland, 15-18/10/2015
Abstract: Aluminium doped zinc oxide (AZO) has attracted significant attention for replacing ITO. In the current work two approaches are presented for the wet-chemical processing of AZO. Chemical solution deposition of aluminium doped zinc oxide, by spin coating a 2-butoxyethanol precursor, yields TCO coatings with a transparency higher than 90 % and a resistivity of 1.3 mOhm cm after annealing in a reducing atmosphere. Furthermore, the potential of this precursor for large area coatings is demonstrated, by transferring the precursor to a spray coating system. Next, different synthesis routes for AZO nanoparticles are presented leading to particles with various characteristics. Minor modifications of the synthesis conditions have a profound impact in the particle morphology, the crystallographic position of the aluminium dopant and the generation of free charge carriers. Through an in-depth study of their characteristics, the most promising particles can be selected. Also, their potential as building blocks for transparent conducting coatings is demonstrated, providing a resistivity of 9.4 mOhm cm. In this work we demonstrate that through in-depth characterization we can correlate the synthesis conditions to the intrinsic properties of the obtained oxide, and come to functional, solution deposited TCO coatings.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/21350
Category: C2
Type: Conference Material
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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