Pulsed-laser deposition of heteroepitaxial corundum-type ZITO: Cor-In 2 - 2xZn xSn xO 3

Cathleen A. Hoel, D. Bruce Buchholz, Robert P.H. Chang, Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier*

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Thin films of corundum-type In 2 - 2xZn xSn xO 3 (cor-ZITO) were grown on lattice-matched substrates using pulsed laser deposition. The (001) of the corundum-type film grew heteroepitaxial to the (001) of a LiNbO 3 substrate with large grains along the in-plane and out-of-plane orientation characterized by glancing incidence X-ray diffraction and four-circle Φ-scans. A film with 34% In (metals basis) exhibited a wide optical gap of 3.9 eV and a modest conductivity of 134 S/cm, which suggests cor-ZITO is a potential low-cost transparent conducting oxide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2938-2942
Number of pages5
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 31 2012


  • Corundum
  • Epitaxial
  • Lattice matched
  • Pulsed-laser deposition
  • Transparent conducting oxide
  • Zinc indium tin oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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