Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.7567/JJAP.56.08MA12
Title: Investigation of material properties and thermal stabilities of magnetron-sputter-deposited ZnO:Al/Ag/ZnO:Al transparent conductive coatings for thin-film solar cell applications
Authors: Van Eek, S
Yan, X 
Li, W 
Kreher, S
Venkataraj, S 
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2017
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Citation: Van Eek, S, Yan, X, Li, W, Kreher, S, Venkataraj, S (2017-08-01). Investigation of material properties and thermal stabilities of magnetron-sputter-deposited ZnO:Al/Ag/ZnO:Al transparent conductive coatings for thin-film solar cell applications. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics 56 (8) : 08MA12-08MA12. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.7567/JJAP.56.08MA12
Abstract: © 2017 The Japan Society of Applied Physics. Transparent conductive oxides (TCOs) have been widely used in various optoelectronic devices. Among these TCOs, indium-tin oxide (ITO) is the most commonly used TCO material. However, owing to the scarcity of indium, there exists a strong need to replace ITO with an alternative transparent conductive coating. A TCO/metal/TCO-based multilayer structure has been considered as one promising candidate. In this work, several Al-doped ZnO (AZO) AZO/Ag/AZO samples were prepared with different Ag thicknesses. The AZO/Ag/AZO structure allows a low sheet resistance of around 10 Ω/sq and a visible transmission above 80% achieved with an overall thickness of ∼110 nm. The optimisation of front AZO thickness helps to reduce reflection via destructive interferences. We demonstrated that the adhesion strength of the stacks can be improved by modifying top AZO deposition conditions. The adhesive tape test confirms good film adhesion (i.e., peel-off strength) to the glass substrate. The annealing studies confirm good thermal stabilities of the fabricated sandwich structure.
Source Title: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/170992
ISSN: 00214922
13474065
DOI: 10.7567/JJAP.56.08MA12
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