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Title: Electrically conductive nanostructured silver doped zinc oxide (Ag:ZnO) prepared by solution-immersion technique

Abstract

p-type ZnO films have been fabricated on ZnO-seeded glass substrate, using AgNO{sub 3} as a source of silver dopant by facile solution-immersion. Cleaned glass substrate were seeded with ZnO by mist-atomisation, and next the seeded substrates were immersed in Ag:ZnO solution. The effects of Ag doping concentration on the Ag-doped ZnO have been investigated. The substrates were immersed in different concentrations of Ag dopant with variation of 0, 1, 3, 5 and 7 at. %. The surface morphology of the films was characterized by field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM). In order to investigate the electrical properties, the films were characterized by Current-Voltage (I-V) measurement. FESEM micrographs showed uniform distribution of nanostructured ZnO and Ag:ZnO. Besides, the electrical properties of Ag-doped ZnO were also dependent on the doping concentration. The I-V measurement result indicated the electrical properties of 1 at. % Ag:ZnO thin film owned highest electrical conductivity.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [4]
  1. NANO-SciTech Centre (NST), Institute of Science, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor (Malaysia)
  2. (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor (Malaysia)
  3. NANO-Electronic Centre (NET), Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor (Malaysia)
  4. (NET), Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor (Malaysia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22608606
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1733; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: IC-NET 2015: International conference on nano-electronic technology devices and materials 2015, Selangor (Malaysia), 27 Feb - 2 Mar 2015; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; ABUNDANCE; CONCENTRATION RATIO; DISTRIBUTION; DOPED MATERIALS; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; ELECTRON SCANNING; FIELD EMISSION; GLASS; NANOSTRUCTURES; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SILVER; SILVER NITRATES; SUBSTRATES; SURFACES; THIN FILMS; ZINC OXIDES

Citation Formats

Afaah, A. N., E-mail: afaahabdullah@yahoo.com, Asib, N. A. M., E-mail: amierahasib@yahoo.com, Aadila, A., E-mail: aadilaazizali@gmail.com, Khusaimi, Z., E-mail: zurai142@salam.uitm.edu.my, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Mohamed, R., E-mail: ruzianamohd@pahang.uitm.edu.my, Rusop, M., E-mail: nanouitm@gmail.com, and NANO-Electronic Centre. Electrically conductive nanostructured silver doped zinc oxide (Ag:ZnO) prepared by solution-immersion technique. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4948873.
Afaah, A. N., E-mail: afaahabdullah@yahoo.com, Asib, N. A. M., E-mail: amierahasib@yahoo.com, Aadila, A., E-mail: aadilaazizali@gmail.com, Khusaimi, Z., E-mail: zurai142@salam.uitm.edu.my, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Mohamed, R., E-mail: ruzianamohd@pahang.uitm.edu.my, Rusop, M., E-mail: nanouitm@gmail.com, & NANO-Electronic Centre. Electrically conductive nanostructured silver doped zinc oxide (Ag:ZnO) prepared by solution-immersion technique. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4948873.
Afaah, A. N., E-mail: afaahabdullah@yahoo.com, Asib, N. A. M., E-mail: amierahasib@yahoo.com, Aadila, A., E-mail: aadilaazizali@gmail.com, Khusaimi, Z., E-mail: zurai142@salam.uitm.edu.my, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Mohamed, R., E-mail: ruzianamohd@pahang.uitm.edu.my, Rusop, M., E-mail: nanouitm@gmail.com, and NANO-Electronic Centre. Wed . "Electrically conductive nanostructured silver doped zinc oxide (Ag:ZnO) prepared by solution-immersion technique". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4948873.
@article{osti_22608606,
title = {Electrically conductive nanostructured silver doped zinc oxide (Ag:ZnO) prepared by solution-immersion technique},
author = {Afaah, A. N., E-mail: afaahabdullah@yahoo.com and Asib, N. A. M., E-mail: amierahasib@yahoo.com and Aadila, A., E-mail: aadilaazizali@gmail.com and Khusaimi, Z., E-mail: zurai142@salam.uitm.edu.my and Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA and Mohamed, R., E-mail: ruzianamohd@pahang.uitm.edu.my and Rusop, M., E-mail: nanouitm@gmail.com and NANO-Electronic Centre},
abstractNote = {p-type ZnO films have been fabricated on ZnO-seeded glass substrate, using AgNO{sub 3} as a source of silver dopant by facile solution-immersion. Cleaned glass substrate were seeded with ZnO by mist-atomisation, and next the seeded substrates were immersed in Ag:ZnO solution. The effects of Ag doping concentration on the Ag-doped ZnO have been investigated. The substrates were immersed in different concentrations of Ag dopant with variation of 0, 1, 3, 5 and 7 at. %. The surface morphology of the films was characterized by field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM). In order to investigate the electrical properties, the films were characterized by Current-Voltage (I-V) measurement. FESEM micrographs showed uniform distribution of nanostructured ZnO and Ag:ZnO. Besides, the electrical properties of Ag-doped ZnO were also dependent on the doping concentration. The I-V measurement result indicated the electrical properties of 1 at. % Ag:ZnO thin film owned highest electrical conductivity.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4948873},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1733,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {7}
}