Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2017, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (2): 314-328.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201611091

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Design and Growth of High-Quality Multifunctional Thin Films by Polymer-Assisted Deposition

Qing-Hua YI1,Jie ZHAO1,Yan-Hui LOU1,Gui-Fu ZOU1,*(),Zhong-Fan LIU2   

  1. 1 College of Physics, Optoelectronicsand Energy, Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou 215006, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China
    2 College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P. R. China
  • Received:2016-09-07 Published:2017-01-12
  • Contact: Gui-Fu ZOU E-mail:zouguifu@suda.edu.cn
  • Supported by:
    The project was supported by the National Key Basic Research Program of China (973)(2015CB358600);Excellent Young Scholar Fund fromNational Natural Science Foundation of China(21422103)

Abstract:

With the development of thin film technology, new methods to grow thin films is emerging. This review introduces one type of polymer-assisted deposition to grow thin films. Polymer-assisted deposition is one of the chemical solution ways to grow high-quality thin films. In this process, metal ions coordinate with a polymer by covalent bonding, hydrogen bonding, or static electricity to form a stable precursor. The controllable viscosity and homogeneous solution system ensure high-quality growth of thin films or nanoparticles. The diverse components of thin film range from a metal-oxides, metal-carbides, metal-nitrides, metal-sulfides/selenides to elementary substance (e.g. metals) even dopant composites. This method provides an alternative strategy to grow thin films. In addition, the prospects and challenges of the polymer-assisted deposition are discussed in the review as well.

Key words: Polymer, Thin film, Semiconductor, Chemical solution method, Multifunctional material

MSC2000: 

  • O649