We fabricated ZnO thin-film transistors by rf magnetron sputtering on Si substrates held near room temperature. The best devices had field-effect mobility of more than 2 cm2/V s and an on/off ratio>106. These ZnO films had resistivity ∼105ohm cm, with high optical transparency (>80% for wavelength >400 nm), and compressive stress <0.5 GPa. The combination of transparency in the visible, excellent transistor characteristics, and low-temperature processing makes ZnO thin-film transistors attractive for flexible electronics on temperature sensitive substrates.

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