Following an introduction to the materials and recent developments, subsequent chapters discuss the synthesis and characterization as well as the deposition techniques that are commonly used for energy harvesting and light emitting applications. Finally, the book concludes with a look at future technological advances.
All–encompassing and up–to–date, this interdisciplinary text runs the gamut from chemistry and materials science to engineering, from academia to industry, and from fundamental challenges to readily available applications.
Solid State Physics and Chemistry
Compromise between Conductivity and Transparency
Conduction Mechanisms: Carrier Concentration, Mobility and Optical effects
Reactive Ion Plating
Chemical Vapor Deposition
Chemical Solution Growth
INORGANIC CONDUCTIVE MATERIALS
ORGANIC CONDUCTIVE MATERIALS
CHARACTERIZATION OF TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE FILMS
Surface Resistivity and Conductivity
Solar Harvesting Devices
Wear Resistance Applications
CONCLUDING REMARKS AND FUTUURE PERSPECTIVES
David Levy has authored more than 133 scientific papers and book chapters. Furthermore, he is lead editor of the three–volume work "The Sol–Gel Handbook" (Wiley–VCH).
Erick Castellón is professor and researcher in the physical and materials chemistry at School of Chemistry, University of Costa Rica. He obtained his PhD in 2011 at the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain. Currently, he is also researcher at the Institute of Materials Science in Madrid under the advice of David Levy and Marcos Zayat. Professor Castellón main research interests include dispersions of liquid crystals in sol–gel materials.