Journal Article


Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres
Simon B. Newcomb
Vladimir Lavayen
Giuseppe Visimberga
Marta Szachowicz
Colm O'Dwyer



nanowires lithium ion battery electron microscopy nanotechnology light emitting diode solar energy solar cells indium tin oxide

Bottom-up growth of fully transparent contact layers of indium tin oxide nanowires for light-emitting devices (2009)

Abstract Thin layers of indium tin oxide are widely used as transparent coatings and electrodes in solar energy cells, flat-panel displays, antireflection coatings, radiation protection and lithium-ion battery materials, because they have the characteristics of low resistivity, strong absorption at ultraviolet wavelengths, high transmission in the visible, high reflectivity in the far-infrared and strong attenuation in the microwave region. However, there is often a trade-off between electrical conductivity and transparency at visible wavelengths for indium tin oxide and other transparent conducting oxides. Here, we report the growth of layers of indium tin oxide nanowires that show optimum electronic and photonic properties and demonstrate their use as fully transparent top contacts in the visible to near-infrared region for light-emitting devices.
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Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres, Simon B. Newcomb, Vladimir Lavayen, Giuseppe Visimberga, Marta Szachowicz, Colm O'Dwyer

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Colm O'Dwyer
University College Cork
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