FABRICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF TiO2 THIN FILM FOR DEVICE APPLICATIONS


Hosseini A., Gullu H. H. , Coskun E. , Parlak M., Ercelebi C.

SURFACE REVIEW AND LETTERS, cilt.26, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1142/s0218625x18502050
  • Dergi Adı: SURFACE REVIEW AND LETTERS

Özet

Titanium oxide (TiO2) film was deposited by rectification factor (RF) magnetron sputtering technique on glass substrates and p-Si (111) wafers to fabricate n-TiO2/p-Si heterojunction devices for the investigation of material and device properties, respectively. The structural, surface morphology, optical and electrical properties of TiO(2 )film were characterized by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), UV-visual (UV-Vis) spectral and dark current-voltage (I-V) measurement analyses. The deposited film layer was found to be homogeneous structure with crack-free surface. The bandgap value of TiO2 film was determined as 3.6 eV and transmission was around 65-85% in the spectral range of 320-1100 nm. The conductivity type of the deposited film was determined as n-type by hot probe method. These values make TiO2 film a suitable candidate as the n-type window layer in possible diode applications. TiO2 film was also deposited on p-Si (111) wafer to obtain Al/n-TiO2/p-Si/Al heterojunction device structure. The dark I-V characteristic was studied to determine the possible conduction mechanisms and diode parameters.