Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-24205
Title: Comparative study of transparent conductive In2O3:Sn (ITO) coatings made using a sol and a nanoparticle suspension
Author(s): Al-Dahoudi, Naji
Aegerter, Michel A.
Language: English
Year of Publication: 2006
OPUS Source: Thin solid films. - 502. 2006, 1/2, S. 193-197
SWD key words: Nanopartikel
DDC notations: 620 Engineering and machine engineering
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: Transparent conducting In2O3:Sn (ITO) layers have been deposited by spin coating on glass substrates using two different solutions, an ethylene glycol solution of indium and tin salts (sol) and a suspension of crystalline ITO nanoparticles redispersed in ethanol. the coatings have been sintered in air at 550°C for 30 min. and then post annealed in a reducing atmosphere at 300°C for 30 min. The electrical, optical, morphological and mechanical properties of both types of coatings are compared. The use of the suspension leads to thick 500 nm single layers with a specific resistivity p=1.6 x 10(-2) Omegacm but only very thin ones, about 12 nm for a single layer, with p=1.8 x 10(-3) Omegacm (a factor 10 smaller) are obtained using the sol. The resisitivity still decreases down to a minium p=6 x 10(-4) Omegacm for multilayer coatings, a value quite close to that obtained by PVD or CVD processes. These differences originate from the different morphologies of the coatings. The conventional sol-gel layers exhibit a columnar structure with a low porosity (28%) while the others have a granular structure with a high porosity (51%). Corresponding the electron mobility µ is 14 and 1.1 cm²/Vs, respectively. The visible transmission of both types of layers is high (T>85%). The influence of the sintering temperature is also discussed.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-25431
Date of registration: 11-Nov-2009
Faculty: SE - Sonstige Einrichtungen
Department: SE - INM Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien
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