We report high-quality ZnO thin films deposited at low temperature (200°C) by pulsed plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (pulsed PECVD). Process byproducts are purged by weak oxidants N 2O or CO 2 to minimize parasitic CVD deposition, resulting in high-refractive-index thin films. Pulsed-PECVD-deposited ZnO thin-film transistors were fabricated on plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition (PEALD) Al 2O 3 dielectric and have a field-effect mobility of 15 cm 2/V s, subthreshold slope of 370 mV/dec, threshold voltage of 6.6 V, and current on/off ratio of 10 8. Thin-film transistors (TFTs) on thermal SiO 2 dielectric have a field-effect mobility of 7.5 cm 2/V s and threshold voltage of 14 V. For these devices, performance may be limited by the interface between the ZnO and the dielectric.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Materials Chemistry