ZnO thin-film transistors (TFTs) have attracted considerable R&D interest due to their high transparency and low photosensitivity compared with typical a-Si:H TFTs. The electrical characteristics of ZnO thin films may be controlled by doping with ternary element, for instance Al, Ga, In, Mg, Zr, etc. In this study, Zn1 - xMgxO (x = 0 to 0.36) thin films were deposited on glass substrates by spin coating. The as-deposited films were baked at 300 °C for 10 min and then annealed at 500 °C for 1 h in air. The results show that, addition of Mg-species in ZnO films markedly enhanced the uniformity of film thickness and improved optical properties. The Zn0.8Mg0.2O film exhibited the best transparency of 92%, an increase of ∼ 15% over a pure ZnO film, and the rms roughness value decreased to 1.63. The Zn1 - xMgxO TFTs were demonstrated to have n-type enhancement behavior. The optimum device with Zn0.8Mg0.2O channel layer had a field-effect mobility of 0.1 cm2/V s, a threshold voltage of 6.0 V, and an on/off ratio more than 107.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces
Tsay, C. Y., Cheng, H. C., Wang, M. C., Lee, P. Y., Chen, C. F., & Lin, C. K. (2007). Performance of sol-gel deposited Zn1 - xMgxO films used as active channel layer for thin-film transistors. Surface and Coatings Technology, 202(4-7), 1323-1328. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2007.07.080