1st International Symposium on Transparent Conducting oxides (1st IS-TCOs 2006)

Venue: IESL FORTH Crete, Greece

Location: Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Event Date/Time: Oct 23, 2006 End Date/Time: Oct 25, 2006
Registration Date: Oct 22, 2006
Early Registration Date: Aug 05, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: May 05, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Oct 23, 2006
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Over the past a few years, there has been an explosive growth of interest in both fundamental research and industrial applications of Transparent Conductive Oxides (TCOs). This unique class of fascinating materials is entering a variety of cutting-edge applications, such as, solar cells, gas sensors, organic light-emitting diodes, liquid crystal and high definition displays, electrochromic and smart windows, as well as architectural coatings. As evident from the tremendous worldwide research activities that range from fundamental physics to materials fabrication and TCO-based device development, the international TCO research community has decided to start an initiative by organizing the 1st International Symposium on Transparent Conducting Oxides. The historic and beautiful island of Crete in Greece was selected as the site for this very first symposium dedicated to TCO research. One of the largest scientific research centers of Greece, IESL - FORTH located at Heraklion, Crete, will be the proud host of the symposium.

George Kiriakidis,
University of Crete and Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), GREECE
Marie-Isabelle Baraton,
University of Limoges and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), FRANCE
Samuel Mao,
University of California at Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), USA


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The range of topics selected to be included in the present symposium are listed below. They are not exclusive and have been proposed in order to be as broad as possible so as to provide a platform for a large number of contributions, maximizing the impact of this 1st multi-disciplinary focused symposium on Transparent Conductive Oxides Fundamentals TCOs and their structure Modeling and simulation Carrier dynamics Electrical, mechanical and optical properties Piezoelectric, magnetic and ferroelectic TCOs Fabrication, Processing, Characterization Physical techniques (PLD, sputtering, etc) Chemical techniques (CVD, PE-CVD, MOCVD, ACG, Spray pyrolysis, spin coating etc.) Direct writing and pattering New tools and equipment Applications TCO sensors (environmental / food / medical) TCO transparent electrodes and device fabrication TCO photovoltaic devices Protective and active coatings using TCOs Wavelength-selective devices based on TCOs