Cheol Hyoun Ahn

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High-performance thin-film transistors (TFTs) are the fundamental building blocks in realizing the potential applications of the next-generation displays. Atomically controlled superlattice structures are expected to induce advanced electric and optical performance due to two-dimensional electron gas system, resulting in high-electron mobility transistors.(More)
Vertically well-aligned Ga-doped ZnO nanorods with different Ga content were grown by thermal evaporation on a ZnO template. The Ga-doped ZnO nanorods synthesized with 50 wt% Ga with respect to the Zn content showed minimum compressive stress relative to the ZnO template, which led to a rapid growth rate along the c-axis due to the rapid release of stored(More)
The effect of multivalent metal cations, including vanadium(V) and tin (Sn), on the electrical properties of vanadium-doped zinc tin oxide (VZTO) was investigated in the context of the fabrication of thin-film transistors (TFTs) using a single VZTO film and VZTO/ZTO bilayer as channel layers. The single VZTO TFT did not show any response to the gate voltage(More)
Cu2O thin films were synthesized on Si (100) substrate with thermally grown 200-nm SiO2 by sol-gel spin coating method and postannealing under different oxygen partial pressure (0.04, 0.2, and 0.9 Torr). The morphology of Cu2O thin films was improved through N2 postannealing before O2 annealing. Under relatively high oxygen partial pressure of 0.9 Torr, the(More)
Binary ZnO active layers possessing a polycrystalline structure were deposited with various argon/oxygen flow ratios at 250 degrees C via sputtering. Then ZnO thin-film-transistors (TFTs) were fabricated without additional thermal treatments. As the oxygen content increased during the deposition, the preferred orientation along the (0002) was weakened and(More)
We employed temperature-dependent photoluminescence (PL) to explain the donor and acceptor dynamics in phosphorus doped stable p-type P:ZnO nanorods. The room temperature PL revealed good crystalline and optical quality of P:ZnO nanorods. The 10 K PL spectrum exhibited a dominant acceptor bound exciton (A0X) or donor bound exciton (D0X) emission(More)
We have demonstrated that photo-thin film transistors (photo-TFTs) fabricated via a simple defect-generating process could achieve fast recovery, a high signal to noise (S/N) ratio, and high sensitivity. The photo-TFTs are inverted-staggered bottom-gate type indium-gallium-zinc-oxide (IGZO) TFTs fabricated using atomic layer deposition (ALD)-derived Al2O3(More)
In this paper, a simple and controllable "wet pulse annealing" technique for the fabrication of flexible amorphous InGaZnO thin film transistors (a-IGZO TFTs) processed at low temperature (150 °C) by using scalable vacuum deposition is proposed. This method entailed the quick injection of water vapor for 0.1 s and purge treatment in dry ambient in one(More)
We have examined the effects of oxygen content and thickness in sputtered InSnO (ITO) electrodes, especially for the application of imperceptible amorphous-InGaZnO (a-IGZO) thin-film transistors (TFTs) in humidity sensors. The imperceptible a-IGZO TFT with 50-nm ITO electrodes deposited at Ar:O₂ = 29:0.3 exhibited good electrical performances with Vth of(More)