High-performance thin film transistors based on amorphous Al–N co-doped InZnO films prepared by RF magnetron sputtering

  • Yaobin Ma
  • Jinbao Su
  • Ran Li
  • Longjie Tian
  • Qi Wang
  • Xiqing ZhangEmail author


In this study, we developed bottom-gate thin film transistors (TFTs) using a novel amorphous Al–N co-doped InZnO thin film as an active layer and determined their electrical characteristics. The film achieved high transmittance in the visible region, and X-ray diffraction pattern confirmed the thin film’s amorphous nature. Scanning electron microscopy and atom force microscopy images revealed a thin film with a smooth and uniform surface and a low root mean square roughness. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy confirmed that oxygen vacancies in the thin film increased after annealing. Moreover, the obtained TFT showed a saturation mobility of 31.8 cm2 V−1 s−1, a threshold voltage of 7.0 V, a subthreshold swing of 0.6 V/decade, and an on/off current ratio of 9.7 × 108.



This work was jointly supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51772019 and 51372016), and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. 2017YJS209).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yaobin Ma
    • 1
  • Jinbao Su
    • 1
  • Ran Li
    • 1
  • Longjie Tian
    • 1
  • Qi Wang
    • 1
  • Xiqing Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Luminescence and Optical Information, Ministry of Education, Institute of Optoelectronic TechnologyBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina

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