volume 89, issue 1, P43-47 2007
DOI: 10.1007/s00339-007-4035-4
View full text
Sign up to set email alerts

Abstract: Combination of electrical conductivity and optical transparency in the same material -known to be a prerogative of only a few oxides of post-transition metals, such as In, Sn, Zn and Cdmanifests itself in a distinctive band structure of the transparent conductor host. While the oxides of other elements with s 2 electronic configuration, for example, Mg, Ca, Sc and Al, also exhibit the desired optical and electronic features, they have not been considered as candidates for achieving good electrical conductivit…

Expand abstract