Combinatorial Optimization of Transparent Conducting Oxides (TCOs) for PV

J. D. Perkins, M. P. Taylor, M. F.A.M. Van Hest, C. W. Teplin, J. L. Alleman, M. S. Dabney, L. M. Gedvilas, B. M. Keyes, B. To, D. W. Readey, A. E. Delahoy, S. Guo, D. S. Ginley

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review

10 Scopus Citations


Transparent conducting oxides (TCOs) can serve a variety of important functions in thin film photovoltaics such as transparent electrical contacts, antireflection coatings and chemical barriers. Two areas of particular interest are TCOs that can be deposited at low temperatures and TCOs with high carrier mobilities. We have employed combinatorial high-throughput approaches to investigate both these areas. Conductivities of σ = 2500 Ω -1-cm -1 have been obtained for In-Zn-O (IZO) films deposited at 100°C and σ > 5000 Ω -1-cm -1 for In-Ti-O (ITiO) and In-Mo-O (IMO) films deposited at 550°C. The highest mobility obtained was 83 cm 2/V-sec for ITiO deposited at 550°C.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2005
Event31st IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - 2005 - Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
Duration: 3 Jan 20057 Jan 2005


Conference31st IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLake Buena Vista, FL

Bibliographical note

For preprint version see NREL/CP-520-37420

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-520-38859


Dive into the research topics of 'Combinatorial Optimization of Transparent Conducting Oxides (TCOs) for PV'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this