Chemical Control of Correlated Metals as Transparent Conductors



Stoner, JL, Murgatroyd, PAE, O'Sullivan, M, Dyer, MS ORCID: 0000-0002-4923-3003, Manning, TD ORCID: 0000-0002-7624-4306, Claridge, JB ORCID: 0000-0003-4849-6714, Rosseinsky, MJ ORCID: 0000-0002-1910-2483 and Alaria, J ORCID: 0000-0001-5868-0318
(2019) Chemical Control of Correlated Metals as Transparent Conductors. Advanced Functional Materials, 29 (11).

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Abstract

Correlated metallic transition metal oxides offer a route to thin film transparent conductors that is distinct from the degenerate doping of broadband wide gap semiconductors. In a correlated metal transparent conductor, interelectron repulsion shifts the plasma frequency out of the visible region to enhance optical transmission, while the high carrier density of a metal retains sufficient conductivity. By exploiting control of the filling, position, and width of the bands derived from the B site transition metal in ABO3 perovskite oxide films, it is shown that pulsed laser deposition-grown films of cubic SrMoO3 and orthorhombic CaMoO3 based on the second transition series cation 4d2 Mo4+ have superior transparent conductor properties to those of the first transition series 3d1 V4+-based SrVO3. The increased carrier concentration offered by the greater bandfilling in the molybdates gives higher conductivity while retaining sufficient correlation to keep the plasma edge below the visible region. The reduced binding energy of the n=4 frontier orbitals in the second transition series materials shifts the energies of oxide 2p to metal nd transitions into the near-ultraviolet to enhance visible transparency. The A site size-driven rotation of MoO6 octahedra in CaMoO3 optimizes the balance between plasma frequency and conductivity for transparent conductor performance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: chemical control, correlated metals, electrical properties, optical properties, transparent conductors
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2019 11:21
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2021 16:10
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201808609
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3032724