Nanopatterned Metallic Films for Use As Transparent Conductive Electrodes in Optoelectronic Devices

Type
Article

Authors
Catrysse, Peter B.
Fan, Shanhui

KAUST Grant Number
KUSC1-015-21

Date
2010-08-11

Abstract
We investigate the use of nanopatterned metallic films as transparent conductive electrodes in optoelectronic devices. We find that the physics of nanopatterned electrodes, which are often optically thin metallic films, differs from that of optically thick metallic films. We analyze the optical properties when performing a geometrical transformation that maintains the electrical properties. For one-dimensional patterns of metallic wires, the analysis favors tall and narrow wires. Our design principles remain valid for oblique incidence and readily carry over to two-dimensional patterns. © 2010 American Chemical Society.

Citation
Catrysse PB, Fan S (2010) Nanopatterned Metallic Films for Use As Transparent Conductive Electrodes in Optoelectronic Devices. Nano Lett 10: 2944–2949. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl1011239.

Acknowledgements
The authors thank J.-Y. Lee and P. Peumans for bringing this problem to their attention. This work was supported by the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics (CAMP) under Award No. KUSC1-015-21 made by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, and by DOE Grant DE-FG02-07ER46426. The computation is performed through the support of NSF-LRAC program.

Publisher
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Journal
Nano Letters

DOI
10.1021/nl1011239

PubMed ID
20698607

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