About us

Welcome to the Laboratory of Advanced Materials at the University of Science, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City! Founded in 2002 and located in Block F, our laboratory is dedicated to cutting-edge research in Transparent Conducting Oxide (TCO) materials, such as Zinc Oxide and Indium Tin Oxide, which are crucial components in electronic devices such as solar cells and flat panel displays. With a focus on materials for opto-electronic devices, we are committed to creating new materials with high efficiency that will drive advancements in the field.

As part of our mission, we also strive to expand our research interests into other areas, including materials for Thermoelectric devices like delafossite and ZnO. Our team of experienced researchers and scientists work diligently to develop innovative materials that can contribute to the next generation of advanced technologies.

In addition to our research efforts, we are dedicated to sharing our findings with the scientific community through high-quality publications. Our commitment to publishing our research in reputable journals demonstrates our dedication to academic excellence and advancing the field of materials science.

Join us at the Laboratory of Advanced Materials as we push the boundaries of scientific discovery, creating novel materials that have the potential to revolutionize the field of opto-electronics and beyond. Come be a part of our innovative and dynamic research team, driving advancements in advanced materials for the future. Welcome to a world of limitless possibilities!


Latest Publications

[2023]

#4 – Chemical Engineering Journal

Title: Transparent-flexible thermoelectric module from In/Ga co-doped ZnO thin films

Authors: Athorn Vora-ud *Anh Tuan Thanh Pham *, Dai Cao Truong, Somporn Thoawankeaw, Hoa Thi Lai , Thu Bao Nguyen Le, Nhat Minh Quang Tran, Mekhala Insawang, Pennapa Muthitamongkol, Mati Horprathum, Manish Kumar, Sungkyun Park, Gerald Jeffrey Snyder, Tosawat Seetawan, Thang Bach Phan.

* These authors contributed equally.

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#3 – Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices

Title: Synergy of indium doping and hydrogenation for good-performance and high-mobility ZnO electrode films

Authors: : Anh Tuan Thanh Pham ✉, Trang Thuy Thi Phan, Truong Huu Nguyen, Dung Van Hoang, Oanh Kieu Truong Le, Uyen Tu Thi Doan, Thang Bach Phan, Vinh Cao Tran ✉


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#2 – Ceramics Internation

Title: Calcination-dependent microstructural and optical characteristics of eco-friendly synthesized ZnO nanoparticles and their implementation in analog memristor application
Authors: Quan Phu Pham, Quy Ngoc Le Nguyen, Ngoc Hong Nguyen, Uyen Tu Thi Doan, Thuy Dieu Thi Ung, Vinh Cao Tran, Thang Bach Phan, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Ngoc Kim Pham

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#1 – Science and Technology Development journal

Title: Relationship between electrical and optical characterization of Ga-doped ZnO thin films deposited by magnetron sputtering
Authors: Trang Thuy Thi Phan, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham , Thang Bach Phan, Vinh Cao Tran

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[2022]

#6 – Science and Technology Development journal

Title: Structural, electrical and thermoelectric characterizations of bismuth-doped ZnO ceramic material

Authors: Thang Minh Bui, Dai Cao Truong, Phung Y Nguyen, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham ✉, Dung Van Hoang   Truong Huu Nguyen, Vinh Cao Tran, Thang Bach Phan

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#5 – Acta Materialla

Title: Coupling modification of Fermi level, band flattening and lattice defects to approach outstanding thermoelectric performance of ZnO films via tuning In and Ga incorporation

Authors: Anh Tuan Thanh Pham ✉, Oanh Kieu Truong Le, Dung Van Hoang, Truong Huu Nguyen, Kuei Hsien Chen, Sung kyun Park, Thang Bach Phan ✉, Vinh CaoTran

[ISI Q1; IF = 9.209]

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#4 – Science and Technology Development journal

Title: Impacts of Ga doping on structural and thermoelectric properties of ZnO bulks sintered by solid-state reaction

Authors: Oanh Kieu Truong Le, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham ✉, Truong Huu Nguyen, Dung Van Hoang, Thang Bach Phan, Vinh Cao Tran

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#3 – Vacuum

Title: Enhancing transparent thermoelectric properties of Sb-doped ZnO thin films via controlled deposition temperature

Authors: Anh Tuan Thanh Pham , Oanh Kieu Truong Le, Trang Thuy Thi Phan, Dung Van Hoang, Truong Huu Nguyen, Ngoc Duong Le, Thang Bach Phan, Vinh Cao Tran

[ISI-Q1; IF = 3.627]

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#2- Applied Physics Letters

Title: Tailoring orientation of microstructure for improving thermopower factor in Mg-doped CuCrO2 thick films

Authors: Dung Van Hoang, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Truong Huu Nguyen, Hoa Thi Lai, Dai Cao Truong, Thu Bao Nguyen Le, Thuy Dieu Thi Ung, Masataka Ohtani, Vinh Cao Tran, Thang Bach Phan

[ISI Q1 – IF = 3.791]

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#1-Applied Surface Science

Title: New record high thermoelectric ZT of delafossite-based CuCrO2 thin films obtained by simultaneously reducing electrical resistivity and thermal conductivity via heavy doping with controlled residual stress

Authors: Dung Van Hoang, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Takahiro Baba, Truong Huu Nguyen, Thu Bao Nguyen Le, Thuy Dieu Thi Ung, Jongill Hong, Jong-Seong Bae, Hongjun Park, Sungkyun Park, Isao Ohkubo, Takao Mori, Vinh Cao Tran, Thang Bach Phan

[ISI Q1 – IF = 6.707]

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[2021]

#10-Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices

Title: High-mobility sputtered F-doped ZnO films as good-performance transparent-electrode layers

Authors: Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Nhut Minh Ngo, Oanh Kieu Truong Le, Dung Van Hoang, Truong Huu Nguyen, Thang Bach Pha, Vinh Cao Tran

[ISI Q1; IF = 3.783 ]

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#9-Journal of Physics: Conference Series

Title: Dependence of mechanical and electrical properties on crystal orientation of CuCr0.95Mg0.05O2 ceramics

Authors: Dung Van Hoang, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Truong Huu Nguyen, Dai Cao Truong, Ngoc Kim Pham, Hanh Kieu Thi Ta, Thu Bao Nguyen Le, Vinh Cao Tran and Thang Bach Phan

[ISI Q4]

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#8-Journal of Materiomics

Title: Hydrogen roles approaching ideal electrical and optical properties for undoped and Al doped ZnO thin films

Authors: Dung Van Hoang, Nam Hoang Vu, Nga Thi Do, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Truong Huu Nguyen, Jer-Lai Kuo, Thang Bach Phan, Vinh Cao Tran

[SCIE Journal; Rank: Q1; IF = 5.8]
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#7-Journal of Alloys and Compounds

Title: Hydrogen enhancing Ga doping efficiency and electron mobility in high-performance transparent conducting Ga-doped ZnO films
Authors: Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Dung Van Hoang, Truong Huu Nguyen, Oanh Kieu Truong Le, Deniz P.Wong, Jer-Lai Kuo, Kuei-Hsien Chen, Thang Bach Phan, Vinh Cao Tran

[SCIE Journal; Rank: Q1; IF = 4.65]
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#6-Journal of Alloys and Compounds

Title: The roles of interstitial oxygen and phase compositions on the thermoelectric properties CuCr0.85Mg0.15O2 delafossite material

Authors: Dung Van Hoang, Tu Anh Kieu Le, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Hanh Kieu Thi Ta, Ngoc Kim Pham, Truong Huu Nguyen, Hoa Thi Lai, Dai Cao Truong, Ngoc Van Le, Cong Thanh Huynh, Sunglae Cho, Hongjun Park, Sehwan Song, Sunkyun Park, Takao Mori, Vinh Cao Tran, Thang Bach Phan

[SCIE Journal; Rank: Q1; IF = 4.65]
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#5-Journal of Materiomics

Title: Compensation of Zn substitution and secondary phase controls effective mass and weighted mobility in In and Ga co-doped ZnO material
Authors:
Oanh Kieu Truong Le, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Ngoc Kim Pham, Trang Huyen Cao Pham, Truong Huu Nguyen, Dung Van Hoang, Hanh Kieu Thi Ta, Dai Cao Truong, Hoa Thi Lai, Thuy Dieu Thi Ung, Vinh Cao Tran, Thang Bach Phan 

[SCIE Journal; Rank: Q1; IF = 5.8]
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#4-Journal of the European Ceramic Society

Title: Controlling thickness to tune performance of high-mobility transparent conducting films deposited from Ga-doped ZnO ceramic target

Authors: Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Oanh Kieu Truong Le, Dung Van Hoang, Truong Huu Nguyen, Trang Huyen Cao Pham, Phuong Thanh Ngoc Vo, Thang Bach Phan, Vinh Cao Tran

 [SCIE Journal; Rank: Q1; IF = 4.495]
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#3-Journal of Nanomaterials

Title: Comparing thermal durability and effects of annealing temperature on characteristics of hydrogen doped ZnO, AZO, and GZO thin film

Authors: Dung Van Hoang, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Truong Huu Nguyen, Thang Bach Phan, Vinh Cao Tran 

[SCIE Journal; Rank: Q2; IF = 1.98]
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#2-Science and Technology Development journal

Titile: The efficiency of short sintering time on thermoelectric properties of delafossite CuCr0:85Mg0:15O2 ceramics
Authors
: Dung Van Hoang, Truong Huu Nguyen, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Thu Bao Nguyen Le, Vinh Cao Tran, Thang Bach Phan

Science and Technology Development Journal, 24(2), 1898-1908; ISSN: 1859-0128.
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#1-Science and Technology Development journal – Natural Science

Title: Investigating the existence of oxygen interstitial in CuCr1−xMgxO2 [0.00 ≤x≤ 0.30] thermoelectric materials by X-Ray photoelectron spectroscopy [XPS]
Authors: Dung Van Hoang<span>✉</span>, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Thu Bao Nguyen Le, Truong Huu Nguyen, Thang Bach Phan, Vinh Cao Tran.
(Science & Technology Development Journal – Natural Sciences, 5(2):1125-1134); ISSN: 2588-106X).
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