Semiconductor nanostructures for antireflection coatings, transparent contacts, junctionless thermoelectrics and Li-ion batteries

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dc.contributor.author Glynn, Colm
dc.contributor.author Osiak, Michal J.
dc.contributor.author McSweeney, William
dc.contributor.author Lotty, Olan
dc.contributor.author Jones, Kim
dc.contributor.author Geaney, Hugh
dc.contributor.author Quiroga-Gonzalez, Enrique
dc.contributor.author Holmes, Justin D.
dc.contributor.author O'Dwyer, Colm
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-17T09:29:48Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-17T09:29:48Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10
dc.identifier.citation Glynn, C., Osiak, M., McSweeney, W., Lotty, O., Jones, K., Geaney, H., Quiroga-González, E., Holmes, J. D. and O'Dwyer, C. (2013) '(Invited) Semiconductor Nanostructures for Antireflection Coatings, Transparent Contacts, Junctionless Thermoelectrics and Li-Ion Batteries', ECS Transactions, 53(6), pp. 25-44. doi: 10.1149/05306.0025ecst en
dc.identifier.volume 53 en
dc.identifier.startpage 25 en
dc.identifier.endpage 44 en
dc.identifier.issn 1938-5862
dc.identifier.issn 1938-6737
dc.identifier.uri http://ecst.ecsdl.org/content/53/6/25.abstract
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6136
dc.identifier.doi 10.1149/05306.0025ecst
dc.description.abstract Porous semiconductors structured top-down by electrochemical means, and from bottom-up growth of arrays and arrangements of nanoscale structures, are shown to be amenable to a range of useful thermal, optical, electrical and electrochemical properties. This paper summarises recent investigations of the electrochemical, electrical, optical, thermal and structural properties of porous semiconductors such as Si, In2O3, SnO2 and ITO, and dispersions, arrays and arrangements of nanoscale structures of each of these materials. We summarize the property-inspired application of such structurally engineered arrangements and morphologies of these materials for antireflection coatings, broadband absorbers, transparent contacts to LEDs that improve transmission, electrical contact and external quantum efficiency. Additionally the possibility of thermoelectric performance through structure-mediated variation in thermal resistance and phonon scattering without a p-n junction is shown through phonon engineering in roughened nanowires. Lastly, we show that bulk crystals and nanowires of p- and n-type doped Si are promising for use as anodes in Li-ion batteries. en
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council (Awards No. RS/2011/797, RS/2010/2170, and RS/2010/2920); Higher Education Authority ( under the framework of the INSPIRE programme, funded by the Irish Government's Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions, Cycle 4, National Development Plan 2007-2013) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Electrochemical Society en
dc.rights © 2013 ECS - The Electrochemical Society en
dc.subject Semiconductor junctions en
dc.subject Antireflection coatings en
dc.subject Coatings en
dc.subject Contacts (fluid mechanics) en
dc.subject Dispersions en
dc.subject Electric properties en
dc.subject Lithium en
dc.subject Lithium batteries en
dc.subject Nanotechnology en
dc.subject Nanowires en
dc.subject Semiconductor growth en
dc.subject Silicon en
dc.subject Thermoelectricity en
dc.subject Broadband absorbers en
dc.subject Electrical contacts en
dc.subject External quantum efficiency en
dc.subject Nanoscale structure en
dc.subject Phonon engineering en
dc.subject Porous semiconductors en
dc.subject Semiconductor nanostructures en
dc.subject Thermoelectric performance en
dc.title Semiconductor nanostructures for antireflection coatings, transparent contacts, junctionless thermoelectrics and Li-ion batteries en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Colm O'Dwyer, Chemistry, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: c.odwyer@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2018-05-15T23:22:52Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 232444529
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council en
dc.contributor.funder Higher Education Authority en
dc.contributor.funder Seventh Framework Programme en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle ECS Transactions en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes en
dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress c.odwyer@ucc.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Stokes Professorship & Lectureship Programme/07/SK/B1232a/IE/Colm ODwyer/ en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Short Term Travel Fellowship (STTF)/07/SK/B1232a - STTF 11/IE/Optical Probing of Phase Changes in Inverse opal Photonic Crystal Li-on Battery Electrodes/ en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP1::ICT/257856/EU/Semiconducting Nanowire Platform for Autonomous Sensors/SINAPS en


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