Effective electrochemical n-type doping of ZnO thin films for optoelectronic window applications

Autores UPV
Revista Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry


An effective n-type doping of ZnO thin films electrochemically synthetized was achieved by varying the chloride ion concentration in the starting electrolyte. The ratio between chloride and zinc cations was varied between 0 and 2 while the zinc concentration in the solution was kept constant. When the concentration of chloride in the bath increases an effective n-type doping of ZnO films takes place. n-type doping is evidenced by the rise of donors concentration, obtained from Mott-Schottky measurements, as well as from the blueshift observed in the optical gap owing to the Burstein-Moss effect.