Image of the week: transparent conducting oxides
This week our chosen image comes from a paper by A T Vai et al who use spray pyrolysis across a number of different temperatures to explore the divergent material performance of zinc oxide films.
Their results show the importance of grain boundaries when considering the electrical transport proproties and general stability of not only zinc oxide films, but other transparent conducting oxides.
Representative SEM micrographs showing changes in the surface morphology of zinc oxide (top row) and indium oxide (bottom row) thin films deposited by spray pyrolysis as a function of deposition temperature. © 2016 IOP Publishing Ltd
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Images taken from A T Vai et al 2016 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 28 224003. © 2016 IOP Publishing Ltd.