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MISFIT P-TYPE TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE OXIDE (TCO) FILMS, METHODS AND APPLICATIONS

United States Patent Application

20170025196
A1
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A p-type transparent conductive oxide (TCO) mixed metal oxide material layer formed upon a substrate has a formula M1.sub.xM2.sub.yO.sub.z generally, Ca.sub.xCo.sub.yO.sub.z more specifically, and Ca.sub.3C.sub.o4O.sub.9 most specifically. Embodiments provide that the p-type TCO mixed metal oxide material may be formed absent an epitaxial crystalline relationship with respect to the substrate while using a sol-gel synthesis method that uses a chelating polymer material and not a block copolymer material.
Aksit, Mahmut (Woodbury, MN), Robinson, Richard D. (Ithaca, NY)
CORNELL UNIVERSITY (Ithaca NY)
15/ 302,319
April 9, 2015
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] The research that lead to the embodiments as disclosed herein, and the invention as claimed herein, was funded by the United States National Science Foundation under grant number CHE-1152922. Experimental work in accordance with the embodiments and the invention was also undertaken within: (1) the Cornell Center for Materials Research shared facilities as supported by the National Science Foundation MRSEC program under award DMR-1120296; and (2) the Energy Materials Center at Cornell, an Energy Frontier Research Center of the Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under award DE-S0001086. The United States Government may have rights in the invention as claimed herein.