volume 89, issue 1, P43-47 2007
DOI: 10.1007/s00339-007-4035-4
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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…

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