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Study Data from Hong Kong Polytechnic University Update Knowledge of Solar Energy (Effect of heat treatment on infrared reflection property of...

August 15, 2014



Study Data from Hong Kong Polytechnic University Update Knowledge of Solar Energy (Effect of heat treatment on infrared reflection property of Al-doped ZnO films)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Fresh data on Solar Energy are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Hong Kong, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Al-doped ZnO (AZO) films were prepared on glass substrates by radio frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering technology."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, "Crystal structure, surface morphology, electrical properties and infrared reflection of the AZO films were systematically investigated by X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Hall measurement system and Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy, respectively. In addition, the corresponding properties of AZO films annealing at different temperatures ranging from room temperature to 400 degrees C were also analyzed."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The results indicate that the prepared AZO films exhibit highest ZnO (0 0 2) peak intensity and lowest electrical resistivity after annealing at 300 degrees C. And AZO film with a low resistivity value of 0.0185 Omega-cm, a relatively high average infrared reflection of 40% can be acquired after the films were annealed at 300 degrees C. The high infrared reflection property of the AZO film makes it a promising candidate for future heat shielding film."

For more information on this research see: Effect of heat treatment on infrared reflection property of Al-doped ZnO films. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2014;127():163-168. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505675)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D.G. Miao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Inst Text & Clothing, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include S.X. Jiang, S.M. Shang and Z.M. Chen.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Hong Kong, Solar Energy, People's Republic of China

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