Graphene versus Oxides for transparent electrode applications

V. E. Sandana, D. J. Rogers, F. Hosseini Teherani, P. Bove, M. Razeghi

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Due to their combination of good electrical conductivity and optical transparency, Transparent Conducting Oxides (TCOs) are the most common choice as transparent electrodes for optoelectronics applications. In particular, devices, such as LEDs, LCDs, touch screens and solar cells typically employ indium tin oxide. However, indium has some significant drawbacks, including toxicity issues (which are hampering manufacturing), an increasing rarefication (due to a combination of relative scarcity and increasing demand [1]) and resulting price increases. Moreover, there is no satisfactory option at the moment for use as a p-type transparent contact. Thus alternative materials solutions are actively being sought. This review will compare the performance and perspectives of graphene with respect to TCOs for use in transparent conductor applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOxide-Based Materials and Devices IV
StatePublished - May 30 2013
EventOxide-Based Materials and Devices IV - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 3 2013Feb 6 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherOxide-Based Materials and Devices IV
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • Graphene
  • Indium Tin Oxide
  • Transparent Conducting Oxides
  • Transparent conductor applications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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