Transparent electrode:what else after ITO?

Venue: Maison de la RATP - Espace du centenaire

Location: Paris 12ème, France

Event Date/Time: Nov 21, 2011 End Date/Time: Nov 21, 2011
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Transparent electrodes are an essential element of numerous ubiquitous devices – a for ever increasing multi billion dollars market - used by billions of people such as displays (LCDs and OLEDs for PCs or cellular phones; e-paper;…), photovoltaic and lighting.

Today, tin-doped indium oxide (ITO) is by far the dominant material (3 B$ in 2010 with a 20% growth rate through 2013). This situation is about to change because ITO suffers of several drawbacks: (i) indium is becoming a scarce and expensive resource ;(ii) it exhibits serious technical issues (deposition techniques are expensive, quite inefficient and slow; ITO films are fragile, sensitive to corrosion and have a relatively high index of refraction). These issues have stimulated numerous developments aiming at finding out the next generation of transparent electrode materials.

This workshop - in English language - will be held in the center of Paris at "Espace du centenaire, maison de la RATP", 189 rue de Bercy, 5 minutes walk from Paris Gare de Lyon .

It will gather internationally recognized epxerts working on new materials for transparent electrodes. The aim of this workshop is to present the state of the art of ITO alternative materials for transparent electrodes:

Indium reduced or indium free oxides,
Conducting (or hybrids) polymers,
Carbon nanotubes,
Graphene and other bidimensionnal materials,
Nanowires or nanostructured films, nanoparticles…

The core of the workshop will present and compare the features of the various materials in competition and their deposition processes. Presentations will detail their performances according to targeted applications as well as their technological maturity (time to market). Barriers to overcome before industrialization will also be discussed.
An introduction will detail economic relevance of transparent electrodes and the problematic attached to ITO. As a conclusion, integration of these emerging materials from a system point of view will be presented.
This workshop addresses researchers and engineers in the fields of OLED, LCD, Lighting, photovoltaics and materials science. Marketing engineers working in those fields are also addressed.

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