Zinc nitride thin films: Basic properties and applications
EntityUAM. Departamento de Física Aplicada
PublisherSociety of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
10.1117/12.2253044Proceedings of SPIE 10105, Oxide-based Materials and Devices VIII, edited by Ferechteh H. Teherani, David C. Look, David J. Rogers, Ivan Bozovic. 24 February 2017
ISSN0277-786X (print); 1996-756X (online)
Funded byThis research is supported by the MINECO (CTQ2014-53334-C2-2-R) and Comunidad de Madrid (NANOAVANSENS ref. S2013/MIT-3029). ARC acknowledges Ramón y Cajal program (under contract number RYC-2015-18047)
ProjectGobierno de España. CTQ2014-53334-C2-2-R; Comunidad de Madrid. S2013/MIT-3029/NANOAVANSENS; Gobierno de España. RYC-2015-18047
SubjectsHumidity sensors; Perspiration sensors; Thin film transistors; Zinc nitride; Física
NoteA. Redondo-Cubero, M. Gómez-Castaño, C. García Núñez, M. Domínguez, L. Vázquez, J. L. Pau , "Zinc nitride thin films: basic properties and applications", Oxide-based Materials and Devices VIII, Proc. SPIE 10105, 101051B (24 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2253044. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited
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Zinc nitride films can be deposited by radio frequency magnetron sputtering using a Zn target at substrate temperatures lower than 250°C. This low deposition temperature makes the material compatible with flexible substrates. The asgrown layers present a black color, polycrystalline structures, large conductivities, and large visible light absorption. Different studies have reported about the severe oxidation of the layers in ambient conditions. Different compositional, structural and optical characterization techniques have shown that the films turn into ZnO polycrystalline layers, showing visible transparency and semi-insulating properties after total transformation. The oxidation rate is fairly constant as a function of time and depends on environmental parameters such as relative humidity or temperature. Taking advantage of those properties, potential applications of zinc nitride films in environmental sensing have been studied in the recent years. This work reviews the state-of-the-art of the zinc nitride technology and the development of several devices such as humidity indicators, thin film (photo)transistors and sweat monitoring sensors.
Google Scholar:Redondo-Cubero, A. - Gómez-Castaño, M. - García Núñez, C. - Domínguez, M. - Vázquez, L. - Pau, José Luis
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