Strctures and properties of ZnO/SnO2-cosubstituted in 2O3 films

M. Zhang, S. J. Xie, D. B. Buchholz, R. P.H. Chang

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Zn0.3In1.4Sn0.3O3-δ (ZITO) thin films have been grown at 700°C by computer-controlled pulsed laser deposition (PLD) on both (0001) Al2O3 and (111) YSZ substrates. Cross-section and plan-view transmission electron microscopy (TEM) revealed that ihe ZITO films on (0001) Al2O3 substrate were composed of twin-related domains with a lattice mismatch of approximately 2.8%. While ZITO films on (111) YSZ substrates have a cubic-on-cubic orientation relationship with a lattice mismatch of approximately -1.5%. Lower electrical conductivity and higher optical transparency were found in the ZITO films on the well lattice-matched YSZ substrates than those on Al2O3 substrate. Formation of self-patterned nanocrystals (NCs) in the ZITO film with indium and tin enrichment in the NCs are attributed to more electron-scattering centers and electron traps in the ZITO films on YSZ substrate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTMS2008 - 137th Annual Meeting and Exhibition Supplemental Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials Processing and Properties
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2008
EventTMS 2008 Annual Meeting Supplemental: Materials Processing and Properties - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Mar 9 2008Mar 13 2008

Publication series

NameTMS Annual Meeting


OtherTMS 2008 Annual Meeting Supplemental: Materials Processing and Properties
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA


  • Charge transport and optical transparency
  • Transmission electron microscopy
  • Transparent conducting oxide thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys


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