Nanopatterned Metallic Films for Use As Transparent Conductive Electrodes in Optoelectronic Devices

Peter B. Catrysse, Shanhui Fan

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We investigate the use of nanopatterned metallic films as transparent conductive electrodes in optoelectronic devices. We find that the physics of nanopatterned electrodes, which are often optically thin metallic films, differs from that of optically thick metallic films. We analyze the optical properties when performing a geometrical transformation that maintains the electrical properties. For one-dimensional patterns of metallic wires, the analysis favors tall and narrow wires. Our design principles remain valid for oblique incidence and readily carry over to two-dimensional patterns. © 2010 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2944-2949
Number of pages6
JournalNano Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 11 2010
Externally publishedYes

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