Formation of zinc oxide film by boiling metallic zinc film in ultrapure water

Shiyu Kyu, Yuichiro Nadamura, Takashi Ishiguro

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    Abstract

    A simple method for forming zinc oxide (ZnO) films has been discovered. Radio-frequency (rf) sputtered metallic zinc (Zn) film is boiled in ultrapure water at 368 K. The opaque Zn film changes into a transparent film. It is confirmed by transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction that the transparent film is hexagonal ZnO. Optical and morphological properties of the ZnO film are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5912-5915
    Number of pages4
    JournalThin Solid Films
    Volume518
    Issue number21
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 31

    Keywords

    • Hydrothermal treatment
    • Optical properties
    • Sputtering
    • Thin films
    • X-ray diffraction
    • Zinc
    • Zinc oxide

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Surfaces and Interfaces
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry

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