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zinc oxide (ZnO)

Zinc oxide (ZnO) has so far not been very suitable as a semiconductor material because p- doping causes problems and zinc oxide is difficult to dope with foreign atoms. It is used in electronics and photovoltaics, for example in photoresistors and as transparent conductive oxides ( TCO) in solar cells, but in these and similar applications as a conductor or light-dependent material.

Recent research results show that the problems with p-doping can be solved and zinc oxide could thus replace some semiconductor materials. Blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which have so far been made of gallium nitride ( GaN), or as transparent contact fingers of thin-film solar cells are being considered.

Englisch: zinc oxide - ZnO
Updated at: 18.09.2013
#Words: 107
Links: semiconductor, doping, electronics, photovoltaics (PV), Tjänstermännens central organization (TCO)
Translations: DE

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