|About this Abstract
||2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Recent Developments in Biological, Structural and Functional Thin Films and Coatings
||ZnSnO Thin Films as a Good Candidate for Transparent and Conducting Oxides (TCO) Applications
||Gerald Ferblantier, Karima Bouras, Abdelillah Slaoui, Guy Schmerber
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This work reports on the physical properties and applications of polycrystalline or amorphous TCO semiconductors. As the usefulness of TCO thin films depends on both their optical and electrical properties, both parameters should be considered together. These properties depends on the nature, atomic arrangements of metal cations in crystalline or amorphous oxide structures, on the resident morphology, and on the presence of intrinsic or intentionally introduced defects. ZnO:RE (Rare Earth), SnO:RE and ZTO semiconductors could be a good alternatives to ITO as transparent electrode applications due to their low resistivity, inexpensive source materials, and their non-toxicity. In this work ZnO and SnO based TCO thin films were deposited on quartz and silicon substrates using magnetron co-sputtering method. These matrixes have been functionalized with RE elements and their optical and electrical properties have been studied. Finally a TCO layer was deposited on CIGS based solar cells to investigate the photovoltaic performances.
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