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Basic materials physics of transparent conducting oxides

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Abstract

Materials displaying the remarkable combination of high electrical conductivity and optical transparency already from the basis of many important technological applications, including flat panel displays, solar energy capture and other opto-electronic devices. Here we present the basic materials physics of these important materials centred on the nature of the doping process to generate n-type conductivity in transparent conducting oxides, the associated transition to the metallic (conducting) state and the detailed properties of the degenerate itinerant electron gas. The aim is to fully understand the origins of the basic performance limits of known materials and to set the scene for new or improved materials which will breach those limits for new-generation transparent conducting materials, either oxides, or beyond oxides.

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The article was received on 10 Jun 2004, accepted on 29 Jun 2004 and first published on 06 Aug 2004


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B408864F
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2004, 2995-3002
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    Basic materials physics of transparent conducting oxides

    P. P. Edwards, A. Porch, M. O. Jones, D. V. Morgan and R. M. Perks, Dalton Trans., 2004, 2995
    DOI: 10.1039/B408864F

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