Mechanical properties of multilayer films of aluminum zinc oxide (AZO) and indium zinc oxide (IZO) prepared from precursors obtained by solution and combustion synthesis have been characterized through nanoindentation. The AZO films have been prepared from solution of zinc acetate dehydrate doped by aluminum chloride, while IZO films have been obtained by mixing indium nitrate hydrate and zinc nitrate hexahydrate in various proportions. The preparation of solutions requires use of 2-methoxyethanol as solvent and of urea as fuel. Each film of the multilayer stack has been spin-coated, on glass substrate. Films of AZO and of IZO have been heated according to different recipes. X-rays diffraction measurement showed that AZO films were c-axis oriented with hexagonal wurtzite structure, while IZO films showed cubic bixbyite structure. We observe that, for crystalline films, the mechanical behavior follows normal Hall-Petch relation, while in case of amorphous films the hardness came from dopant atoms with higher atomic radii that stresses the lattice due to the size difference.

Ullah, S., Lucci, M., DE MATTEIS, F., Davoli, I. (2017). Mechanical characterization of stacked thin films: The cases of aluminum zinc oxide and indium zinc oxide grown by solution and combustion synthesis. THIN SOLID FILMS, 640, 109-115 [10.1016/j.tsf.2017.09.005].

Mechanical characterization of stacked thin films: The cases of aluminum zinc oxide and indium zinc oxide grown by solution and combustion synthesis

ULLAH, SANA
Membro del Collaboration Group
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LUCCI, MASSIMILIANO
Membro del Collaboration Group
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DE MATTEIS, FABIO
Membro del Collaboration Group
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DAVOLI, IVAN
Supervision
2017

Abstract

Mechanical properties of multilayer films of aluminum zinc oxide (AZO) and indium zinc oxide (IZO) prepared from precursors obtained by solution and combustion synthesis have been characterized through nanoindentation. The AZO films have been prepared from solution of zinc acetate dehydrate doped by aluminum chloride, while IZO films have been obtained by mixing indium nitrate hydrate and zinc nitrate hexahydrate in various proportions. The preparation of solutions requires use of 2-methoxyethanol as solvent and of urea as fuel. Each film of the multilayer stack has been spin-coated, on glass substrate. Films of AZO and of IZO have been heated according to different recipes. X-rays diffraction measurement showed that AZO films were c-axis oriented with hexagonal wurtzite structure, while IZO films showed cubic bixbyite structure. We observe that, for crystalline films, the mechanical behavior follows normal Hall-Petch relation, while in case of amorphous films the hardness came from dopant atoms with higher atomic radii that stresses the lattice due to the size difference.
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Ullah, S., Lucci, M., DE MATTEIS, F., Davoli, I. (2017). Mechanical characterization of stacked thin films: The cases of aluminum zinc oxide and indium zinc oxide grown by solution and combustion synthesis. THIN SOLID FILMS, 640, 109-115 [10.1016/j.tsf.2017.09.005].
Ullah, S; Lucci, M; DE MATTEIS, F; Davoli, I
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