Shear bulk wave transducer made of (112̄0)-plane epitaxial ZnO film on R-sapphire

Michio Kadota, Toshinori Miura

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Abstract

A (112̄0)-plane epitaxial ZnO film is deposited on an R-plane (011̄2)-plane) sapphire substrate. In order to generate a shear bulk wave using the ZnO film, metal electrodes are required at both planes of the ZnO film; namely, the top plane on the top surface of the ZnO film and the bottom plane at the boundary between the ZnO film and the R-sapphire substrate. A c-plane ((0001)-plane) polycrystal ZnO film is conventionally deposited on the metal film on the R-sapphire substrate. Thus, the (112̄0)-plane epitaxial ZnO film for the shear bulk transducer has not been realized until now. The authors realized a (112̄0)-plane epitaxial ZnO film with low electrical resistivity (ρ of the order of 10-4 Ω·cm) on an R-sapphire substrate by doping with an impurity such as Al, Ga, or V as a substitute for the metal electrode, and a (112̄0)-plane piezoelectric epitaxial ZnO film with high electrical resistivity (ρ > 10+10 Ω·cm) on this epitaxial ZnO film with low electrical resistivity for fabricating a shear wave transducer. An Al electrode was deposited on the piezoelectric ZnO film. By using the Al electrode as the top-plane electrode and a (112̄0)-plane epitaxial ZnO film with low electrical resistivity as the bottom-plane electrode substituting for the metal film, strong shear bulk waves have been generated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3281-3284
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Volume41
Issue number5 B
Publication statusPublished - 2002 May 1

Keywords

  • (112̄0)-plane ZnO film
  • Epitaxial ZnO film
  • R-sapphire
  • Shear bulk wave
  • Transducer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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