Investigation of ZnO:N and ZnO:(Al,N) films for solar driven hydrogen production

Sudhakar Shet, Fa Yan, N. Ravindra, Heli Wang, John Turner, Mowafak Al-Jassim

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Abstract

ZnO thin films with significantly reduced bandgaps were synthesized by doping N and co-doping Al and N at 100°C. All the films were synthesized by radio-frequency magnetron sputtering on F-doped tin-oxide-coated glass. We found that co-doped ZnO:(Al,N) thin films exhibited significantly enhanced crystallinity as compared to ZnO doped solely with N, ZnO:N, at the same growth conditions. Furthermore, annealed ZnO:(Al,N) thin films exhibited enhanced N incorporation over ZnO:N films. As a result, ZnO:(Al,N) films exhibited improved photocurrents than ZnO:N films grown with pure N doping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances and Applications in Electroceramics II
PublisherAmerican Ceramic Society
Pages237-242
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781118273357
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
EventAdvances and Applications in Electroceramics II - Materials Science and Technology 2011 Conference and Exhibition, MS and T 2011 - Columbus, OH, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2011Oct 20 2011

Publication series

NameCeramic Transactions
Volume235
ISSN (Print)1042-1122

Other

OtherAdvances and Applications in Electroceramics II - Materials Science and Technology 2011 Conference and Exhibition, MS and T 2011
CountryUnited States
CityColumbus, OH
Period10/16/1110/20/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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