Device applications of transition metal oxide thin films
Li, Hua Kai
Date of Issue2016
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The transition metal oxide thin films are technologically important materials in many fields due to their various properties. The objective of this thesis is to study the electrical and optoelectronic characteristics of the transition metal oxide thin films, including the Hafnium oxide (HfOx), Nickel oxide (NiO), and Indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) and their potential applications in non-volatile memory, p-n junction, ultraviolet (UV) photodetector, and artificial synapse. All the transition metal oxide thin films in this work are deposited with sputtering or atomic layer deposition techniques, which are fully compatible with the modern complementary-metal-oxide-semiconductor technology. Both the transition metal oxide thin films and the related devices have been characterized by the techniques of transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and current-voltage (I-V) measurement.