High aspect ratio nanoscale metallic structures as transparent electrodes

TitleHigh aspect ratio nanoscale metallic structures as transparent electrodes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsKuang P, Park JM, Leung W, Kim TG, Ho KM, Constant K
Journal TitleActive Photonic Materials Iii
Pages 77560m
Date Published11/02
ISBN Number0277-786X
Accession NumberISI:000285833100012
Keywords2-p mu tm, argon ion milling, glancing angle deposition, integrating sphere, organic solar-cells, transparent electrodes

A novel technique based on the two polymer micro-transfer molding (2-P mu TM) for fabricating one dimensional (1D) high aspect ratio nanoscale metallic structures is presented and experimental characterization is described. Glancing angle metal deposition and physical argon ion milling (etching) techniques were also employed in processing. The resulting metallic structures have high transmission (similar to 80%) in the visible spectrum and have superior electrical conductivity (resistance from 2.4-7.3 Omega) compared to standard indium-tin oxide (ITO) glass. Thus, the high aspect ratio metallic structures are a promising alternative with potentially superior performances to ITO glass as transparent electrodes for organic solar cells.

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Alternate JournalP Soc Photo-Opt Ins