Thin Films: Growth of Transparent and Conductive Polycrystalline (0001)-ZnO Films on Glass Substrates Under Low-Temperature Hydrothermal Conditions (Adv. Funct. Mater. 15/2012)

Authors

  • Matejka Podlogar,

    1. Department for Nanostructured Materials and Centre of Excellence NAMASTE, Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, Ljubljana, 1000, Slovenia
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  • Jacob J. Richardson,

    1. Materials Department, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
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  • Damjan Vengust,

    1. Department for Complex Matter, Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, Ljubljana, 1000, Slovenia
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  • Nina Daneu,

    1. Department for Nanostructured Materials and Centre of Excellence NAMASTE, Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, Ljubljana, 1000, Slovenia
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  • Zoran Samardžija,

    1. Department for Nanostructured Materials and Centre of Excellence NAMASTE, Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, Ljubljana, 1000, Slovenia
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  • Slavko Bernik,

    1. Department for Nanostructured Materials and Centre of Excellence NAMASTE, Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, Ljubljana, 1000, Slovenia
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  • Aleksander Rečnik

    Corresponding author
    1. Department for Nanostructured Materials and Centre of Excellence NAMASTE, Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, Ljubljana, 1000, Slovenia
    • Department for Nanostructured Materials and Centre of Excellence NAMASTE, Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, Ljubljana, 1000, Slovenia.
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Abstract

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In a race to find alternatives for indium tin oxide (ITO) in flat panel display technology, new replacement materials are being extensively investigated. As reported by Aleksander Rečnik and co-workers on page 3136, the basic principles of crystal growth under geometrically constrained conditions can be exploited to manufacture highly transparent and conductive ZnO films on glass. The image was recorded using a JEOL JSM-7600F microscope by Matejka Podlogar and graphically designed by Aljaž Iveković.

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