Advanced Materials

Thin Films: Resolving Bulk and Grain Boundary Transport Properties of TiO2 Thin Films Enabled by Laser-Induced Anisotropic Morphology (Adv. Mater. 29/2011)

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Controlling the microstructure of thin films is essential for tailoring their functional properties. On page 3266. Avner Rothschild and co-workers use a novel laser processing method to tailor the microstructure of TiO2 thin films, producing textured elongated grains. This enables precise deconvolution of grain and grain boundary transport properties and determination of anisotropic transport properties. Cover design by Dina Mid.

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