Multi-Component ZnO-In2O3-SnO2Thin Films Deposited by RF Magnetron Co-Sputtering
Multi-component ZnO-In2O3-SnO2 thin films have been prepared by RF magnetron co-sputtering using targets composed of In4Sn3O12(99.99%)  and ZnO(99.99%) at room temperature. In4Sn3O12 contains less In than commercial ITO, so that it lowers cost. Working pressure was held at 3 mtorr flowing Ar gas 20 sccm and sputtering time was 30 min. RF power ratio [RF1 / ( RF1 + RF2 )] of two guns in sputtering system was varied from 0 to 1. Each RF power was varied 0~100W respectively. The thicknesses of the films were 350~650nm. The composition concentrations of the each film were measured with EPMA and AES. The low resistivity of 1-2 × 10-3 and an average transmittance above 80% in the visible range were attained for the films over a range of δ (0.3 ≤ δ ≤ 0.5). The films also showed a high chemical stability with time and a good uniformity.
Byung Tae Ahn, Hyeongtag Jeon, Bo Young Hur, Kibae Kim and Jong Wan Park
C. S. Son et al., "Multi-Component ZnO-In2O3-SnO2Thin Films Deposited by RF Magnetron Co-Sputtering", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 124-126, pp. 119-122, 2007