Designer optoelectronics – quantum mechanics for new materials

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…”

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