Low-Temperature Thin Film Transistors Based on Pulsed Laser Deposited CdS Active Layers
Martinez-Landeros, V. H.
Quevedo-López, Manuel A.
Aguirre-Tostado, F. S.
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Cadmium sulfide (CdS) thin films as n-type semiconductor material were deposited by pulsed laser deposition by varying the argon pressure at room temperature. The structural, morphological and stoichiometric characteristics of the CdS films were studied as a function of the deposition pressure. The results show that the argon deposition pressure had a dramatic impact on the CdS film properties. The CdS electrical resistivity increased 10 4 times when argon pressure was increased from 8 to 10.66 Pa. These films were employed on fully-patterned thin film transistors (TFTs) fabricated by a photolithography-based process, and their electrical characteristics were measured. The TFTs electrical performance achieved a mobility of ∼24 cm² /V-s with a threshold voltage from 1.5 to 12.6 V after testing. The deposition pressure of CdS for transistors fabrication, which optimizes the resulting electrical characteristics, was determined from this study. ©2019 IOP Publishing Ltd.