Optical properties of nanostructured electrodes

Akram A. Khosroabadi, Palash Gangopadhyay, Binh Duong, Jayan Thomas, Robert A. Norwood

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A versatile and powerful new lithographic fabrication method has been used to fabricate a number of nano-architectured ordered 2-D indium tin oxide (ITO) and silver (Ag) electrodes. By careful tuning of the dimensions of the nanofeatures in the electrodes, the surface area can be enhanced as desired, in-turn changing resistivity and free carrier concentrations accordingly. Absorption spectra of the samples show the existence of a new optical bandgap, in addition to the bulk bandgap, that is smaller. Nanostructured electrodes show enhanced transparency compared to their planar counterparts and demonstrate typical surface plasmon characteristics. The resonance frequency can be tuned as well by changing the dimensions of the nanofeatures in the electrodes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-124
Number of pages6
JournalEarth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 14 2013


  • nanostructure
  • optical properties
  • transparent conductor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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