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J. Korean Ceram. Soc. > Volume 49(1); 2012 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ceramic Society 2012;49(1): 78.
doi: https://doi.org/10.4191/kcers.2012.49.1.078
Preparation of ZnO Thin Film by Electrophoretic Deposition(EPD)
Byung-Sei Jun
Nano Materials Science and Engineering Department, Kyungnam University
The electrophoretic deposition(EPD) of ZnO nano-sized colloids is investigated by changing the colloid number concentration, applied force, and deposition time. The change of the colloid size in a suspension was examined by the different colloid number concentrations (N = $3.98{times}10^{15}$, N = $3.98{times}10^{14}$, and N = $3.98{times}10^{13}$) with an increase of the deposition time and applied forces. Deposition behavior was investigated by changing the applied fields (from DC 5 V to 50 V) and the deposition time (5 min to 25 min). The surface microstructures of the as-deposited films were investigated by SEM. The dried films were sintered from $850^{circ}C$ to $1,050^{circ}C$ for 2 h and then the microstructures were also explored by SEM. The agglomeration rate was enhanced by increasing the colloid number concentration of colloids. Colloid number concentration in a suspension must be rapidly decreased at higher values of the electric field. ZnO nano-sized colloids had the highest zeta potential value of over -28 mV in methanol. A homogeneous microstructure was obtained at colloid number concentration of N = $3.98{times}10^{13}$, applied DC field of 5 V/cm and 15 min of deposition time at an electrode distance of 1.5 cm. Under these conditions, the deposited films were sintered at $850^{circ}C$ and $1,050^{circ}C$ for 2 h. The results show a typical pore-free surface morphology of a uniform thickness of 400 nm under these experimental conditions.
Key words: ZnO, Nano, Colloids, Suspensions, Stability, EPD, Microstructure
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