A first-principles study of transparent conducting oxides

Date: 6 January 2016

Venue: Universiteit Antwerpen - Campus Groenenborger - Room U.241

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Organization / co-organization: Condensed Matter Theory (CMT)

Short description: Condensed Matter Theory group seminar presented by Dr. Hartwin Peelaers



A first-principles study of transparent conducting oxides

Condensed Matter Theory group seminar given by:

Dr. Hartwin Peelaers from the Materials Department @UC Santa Barbara

Title: A first-principles study of transparent conducting oxides

Abstract: Transparent conducting oxides (TCOs) are a technologically important class of materials, since they combine high conductivity with transparency in the visible light. This makes them useful for a wide range of applications, ranging from solar cells, next generation displays, smart windows, and touch screens to light-emitting diodes. A good description of the properties of these materials requires parameter-free first-principles calculations. I will show how such calculations can provide a fundamental understanding of the limitations of the transparency of TCOs, and insights in how the properties of these materials can be modified, e.g., through alloying.



Contact email: lucian.covaci@uantwerpen.be

Link: https://www.uantwerpen.be/cmt