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1-Dimensional Zinc Oxide Nanomaterial Growth and Solar Cell Applications

Abstract Zinc oxide (ZnO) has attracted much interest during last decades as a functional material. Furthermore, ZnO is a potential material for transparent conducting oxide material competing with indium tin oxide (ITO), graphene, and carbon nanotube film. It has been known as a conductive material when doped with elements such as indium, gallium and aluminum. The solubility of those dopant elements in ZnO is still debatable; but, it is necessary to find alternative conducting materials when their form is film or nanostructure for display devices. This is a consequence of the ever increasing price of indium. In addition, a new generation solar cell (nanostructured or hybrid photovoltaics) requires compatible materials which are capable of free stan... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Choi, Hyung Woo (Author) / Alford, Terry L. (Advisor) / Krause, Stephen (Committee member) / Theodore, N. David (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Materials Science / Engineering / Energy / Nanomaterial / Nucleation and growth / Photovoltaics / Solar cell / Yttrium / Zinc oxide
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 132 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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