Designer optoelectronics – quantum mechanics for new materials

August 27th, 2010 | photography

Imagine specifying exactly how you want a new material to behave, handing those specs to an engineer, and getting back a brand-new material with exactly the qualities you need.

“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 (TCOs) to exacting specifications by applying to predict a material’s optical and , fabricating it, and checking their results experimentally.

“The results? Completely new TCOs with a wide range of potential applications in sensors, , smart windows and dozens of other scientific, commercial and consumer products…”

Sent from my outboard brain

Posted via email from warrenellis’s posterous


Comments are closed.

  1. You can find Warren on Twitter: @warrenellis