3D Transparent Conducting Oxides: Nanowire-Based Three-Dimensional Transparent Conducting Oxide Electrodes for Extremely Fast Charge Collection (Adv. Energy Mater. 5/2011)



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Efficient charge collection is important for achieving high conversion efficiency in solar cells. On p. 829 Hyun Suk Jung, Jin Young Kim, and coworkers show that three-dimensional transparent conducting oxide (TCO) substrates based on aligned In-Sn-O (ITO) nanowire arrays provide a universal strategy for improving charge collection properties of solar cells by significantly reducing the charge travel distance in the active material.