Variable-range-hopping conduction processes in oxygen deficient polycrystalline ZnO films

Yung Lung Huang*, Shao Pin Chiu, Zhi Xin Zhu, Zhi Qing Li, Juhn-Jong Lin

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We have fabricated oxygen deficient polycrystalline ZnO films by the rf sputtering deposition method. To systematically investigate the charge transport mechanisms in these samples, the electrical resistivities have been measured over a wide range of temperature from 300 K down to liquid-helium temperatures. We found that below about 100 K, the variable-range-hopping (VRH) conduction processes govern the charge transport properties. In particular, the Mott VRH conduction process dominates at higher temperatures, while crossing over to the Efros-Shklovskii (ES) VRH conduction process at lower temperatures. The crossover occurred at temperatures as high as a few tens degrees kelvin. Moreover, the temperature behavior of resistivity over the entire VRH conduction regime from the Mott-type to the ES-type process can be well described by a universal scaling law.

期刊Journal of Applied Physics
出版狀態Published - 14 四月 2010

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