Properties of multilayer ZnO: Ga/Ag/ZnO:Ga coatings applied by magnetron sputtering

A. A. Solov'ev, N. S. Sochugov, K. V. Oskomov, N. A. Zaharov

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The methods of van der Pau, spectrometry, and atomic force microscopy were used to study the optical and electrophysical properties of multilayer ZnO:Ga/Ag/ZnO:Ga coatings applied by magnetron sputtering. The effect of the thickness of the coating layer was studied with respect to the surface resistance, transparency, and reflection of the multilayer structure in the visible and infrared wavelength ranges. The coating surface morphology and moisture resistance was studied. The ZnO:Ga/Ag/ZnO:Ga coatings were shown to have a high transparency (T = 90%) in the visible range, high reflection coefficient in the IR range (R = 93%), and low surface resistance (Rs = 4.88 Ohm/sq). The moisture resistance studies showed the highest moisture resistance of ZnO:Ga (25 nm) / Ag (15 nm) / ZnO:Ga (75 nm) coatings, which are not changed by testing and can be used for the effective protection of silver films against degradation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-443
Number of pages6
JournalProtection of Metals and Physical Chemistry of Surfaces
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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