We have investigated the electrical properties of indium tin oxide (ITO) thin films deposited on chemically strengthened glass (CSG) substrate by room-temperature ionized physical vapor deposition (IPVD). The ITO thin film on the CSG substrate shows a higher sheet resistance after hightemperature anneal process (>200 °C) possibly due to the out-diffusion of potassium ions (K+) from the CSG. We have improved the electrical properties of the ITO thin film by inserting Nb2O5/SiO2 buffer layers between the ITO layer and the CSG substrate. As a result, a protected and index-matched 30-nm-thick ITO thin film with sheet resistance less than 120O/sq and optical transmittance higher than 90% (at 550 nm) has been achieved.
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