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Study Findings from National Taipei University of Technology Provide New Insights into Materials Research

June 24, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Investigators publish new report on Materials Research. According to news reporting originating from Taipei, Taiwan, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "CuZnO (CZO) films have received considerable attention, owing to their potential applications in semiconductor devices, including gas sensors or solar cells. However, exactly how these films affect the properties of CZO films by using different Cu sources has seldom been investigated."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the National Taipei University of Technology, "This study demonstrates the feasibility of preparing CZO films by using different Cu sources via a simple ultrasonic spray method, in which copper nitrate and copper acetate were used as copper sources. Optical properties of CZO films prepared by copper nitrate and copper acetate were also investigated, based on transmittance and photoluminescence measurements. Additionally, the composition and the morphology of the films were investigated using the X-ray diffraction analysis and field emission scanning electron microscopy."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The results of this study demonstrate that the CZO films prepared by using copper acetate exhibit better optical properties."

For more information on this research see: Effect of the Cu Source on Optical Properties of CuZnO Films Deposited by Ultrasonic Spraying. Materials, 2014;7(2):1261-1270. Materials can be contacted at: Mdpi Ag, Postfach, Ch-4005 Basel, Switzerland. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Materials -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C.H. Hsu, National Taipei University of Technology, Dept. of Electroopt Engn, Taipei 10608, Taiwan. Additional authors for this research include L.C. Chen and X.Y. Zhang.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Taipei, Taiwan, Materials Research

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