Boron and aluminum codoped ZnO transparent conducting films with high electrical stability

Dong Won Kang, Jang Yeon Kwon, Do Joong Lee, Min Koo Han

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Abstract

We suggest boron (B) and aluminum (Al) codoped ZnO (BAZO) transparent conducting thin films with high electrical stability for photovoltaic applications. The resistivity of widely used Al-doped ZnO (AZO) film decreased slightly by B doping. Above all, the resistivity of BAZO (4.9 at. % boron) increased by less than 1.5 times, whereas that of reference AZO film increased by over than 8 times after thermal annealing in atmospheric air. The carrier concentration and Hall mobility were much less degraded in BAZO films. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis showed that the peak portion related with chemisorbed oxygen at 100 nm-inside of the film was suppressed in BAZO film compared with AZO film. The B atoms would restrain the oxygen permeation into the film, which made the process of oxygen chemisorption inactive.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)H61-H65
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Volume159
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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