Morphology and properties of ZnO films obtained by repeated spin coating on porous silicon substrates

Research paper by V. S. Zakhvalinskii, I. M. Golev, L. V. Borisenko, T. V. Prokopova, A. N. Khmara, E. A. Pilyuk, D. A. Kolesnikov

Indexed on: 04 Oct '16Published on: 04 Oct '16Published in: Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Physics


Layers of porous silicon (PS), multilayered ZnO films, and heterostructures based on them are obtained. The surface morphology, chemical and phase composition of the PS layers and ZnO films, and the transverse cleavage of ZnO–PS nanocomposite, are investigated via energy-dispersive X-ray spectral analysis (EDX), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The current–voltage characteristics of Al/Ag/p-Si(100)/PS/ZnO/Ag/Al and Al/Ag/p-Si(100)/PS/ZnO/SiC/Ag/Al heterostructures are studied.