Division of Materials Engineering
Replacing Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) with next-generation graphene in electronic devices
|Funding source(s): ||Innovate UK|
| ||Start: 01-01-2019 / End: 30-09-2020|
| ||Amount: £153,002|
|Directly incurred staff: ||Zhichao Weng|
ITO is the most common transparent conducting material used today because of its high electrical conductivity, high optical transparency and ease of deposition. ITO is currently used in a huge range of applications, e. g. solar cells, displays, touch panels, smart watches, etc. More than 90% of the display market uses ITO. However, Indium is expensive and scarce. Repacing ITO with graphene is therefore a hugh market opportunity. This project will explore replacing ITO with graphene in a number of devices including organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs).