• Analysis of Li-related defects in ZnO thin films influenced by annealing ambient

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      ZnO; thin films; radio frequency magnetron sputtering.

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      Li-doped ZnO thin films were grown on quartz substrates by radio frequency magnetron sputtering and in situ annealing under O2 or Ar ambient. Li-related defects in ZnO films strongly depend on the annealing ambient. AFM and XRD indicated that ZnO films possessed a good crystallinity with 𝑐-axis orientation, uniform thickness and dense surface. Electrical and optical properties demonstrated that, an amount of LiZn defect had existed in ZnO annealed under O2 ambient and an amount of Lii(o) defect had existed in ZnO annealed under Ar ambient. First-principle calculations were performed to calculate formation energies of Li-doped ZnO in order to explain the formation mechanism of Li-related defects in ZnO.

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      Bing Wang1 Lidan Tang1

      1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Liaoning University of Technology, Jinzhou 121001, China
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