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Author Ghosh, Dhriti Sundar

Title Ultrathin metal transparent electrodes for the optoelectronics industry / Dhriti Sundar Ghosh
Published Cham ; New York : Springer, [2013]
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Series Springer theses, 2190-5053
Springer theses.
Contents Introduction -- Basics of Ultrathin Metal Films and Their Use as Transparent Electrodes -- UTMF-Based Transparent Electrode Incorporating a Metallic Grid -- Copper Bilayer Transparent Electrodes -- Ultrathin Alloy Films as TEs -- Ag/Al:ZnO Nano-Thick Bilayer TEs -- Ultrathin Metal Capped Al-Doped ZnO as Transparent Electrode -- Summary and Future Outlook
Summary Transparent electrodes (TEs) are a class of materials that make it possible to bring electrical current or potentials in close proximity to optically active regions without significant loss of optical energy. However, it is a challenge to decouple the electrical and optical properties of a material, as the property of conductivity is strongly coupled to the imaginary part of the refractive index. An ideal TE has high transparency in combination with very low electrical resistivity. The main objective of the thesis was to develop TEs which can replace expensive, scarce and fragile Indium Tin Oxide (ITO), the most widely used TE material in the industry today. The thesis contains original work on ultrathin metal film (UTMF)-based TEs, which are essential elements in a wide range of optoelectronics, consumer electronics and energy devices. It presents new designs and fabrication methods and demonstrates the efficient use of UTMF-TEs in organic light emitting diodes and solar cells, achieving similar levels of efficiency to that of state-of-the-art ITO
Analysis Physics
Optical materials
Surfaces (Physics)
Optical and Electronic Materials
Optics, Optoelectronics, Plasmonics and Optical Devices
Laser Technology, Photonics
Surfaces and Interfaces, Thin Films
Notes Ph. D. Institute of Photonic Sciences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Electrodes.
Transparent electronics.
Optoelectronic devices.
Metallic films.
Genre/Form Academic theses.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783319003481 (electronic bk.)
3319003488 (electronic bk.)