August 27th, 2010 | photography
“That’s what the EU-funded project NATCO (for Novel Advanced Transparent Conductive Oxides) set out to do. They designed and developed novel transparent conductive oxides(TCOs) to exacting specifications by applyingquantum mechanics to predict a material’s optical and electronic properties, fabricating it, and checking their results experimentally.
“The results? Completely new TCOs with a wide range of potential applications in sensors, solar cells, smart windows and dozens of other scientific, commercial and consumer products…”