The Transparent Conductive Materials (TCM) Lab and partially the Micro-Nano-Research Group (NMRG) of IESL/FORTH are involved in the activity on Transparent Oxide Materials and Devices.
The activity focuses on the study of Metal Oxides for a number of applications ranging from Gas Sensing to Photocatalysis and Transparent Optoelectronic Devices to Smart Windows. Specifically, we apply various deposition and characterization techniques for the study of Transparent Conductive Oxides (TCOs) on rigid and flexible (PET, PEN) substrates. Growth of materials is utilized by sputtering, Aerosol Spray Pyrolysis (home-made system), PLD (Pulsed Laser Deposition), Aqueous Chemical Growth (ACG) while characterization for both material and devices ranges from electrical (
σ, μ, Hall) to optical (UV-VIS-NIR, ellipsometry, FTIR), electronic (PL, I-V-T-f, admittance) to gas sensing and structural (AFM, SEM, TEM, XTEM, XRD) techniques.