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Non-equilibrium defects in aluminum-doped zinc oxide thin films grown with a pulsed laser deposition method

  • Haruki Ryoken (a1), Isao Sakaguchi (a2), Naoki Ohashi (a2), Takashi Sekiguchi (a2), Shunichi Hishita (a2) and Hajime Haneda (a3)...


Zinc oxide (ZnO) films doped with aluminum (Al) were deposited with a pulsed laser deposition technique to characterize the charge compensation phenomena in ZnO. In particular, oxygen radical (O*) irradiation during film deposition was used to modify the oxygen stoichiometry. Irradiation with O* decreased electron concentration in Al-doped ZnO. The lattice parameter of the resultant films also varied with the growth conditions. However, no obvious correlation between electron concentration and lattice parameter was found. The self-diffusion coefficients indicated the presence of non-equilibrium defects. The properties of the films are discussed from the viewpoint of non-equilibrium compensated defects detected in the diffusion measurements.


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Non-equilibrium defects in aluminum-doped zinc oxide thin films grown with a pulsed laser deposition method

  • Haruki Ryoken (a1), Isao Sakaguchi (a2), Naoki Ohashi (a2), Takashi Sekiguchi (a2), Shunichi Hishita (a2) and Hajime Haneda (a3)...


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