Division of Materials Engineering

Replacing Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) with next-generation graphene in electronic devices

Principal investigator: Colin HUMPHREYS
Co-investigator(s): Oliver FENWICK and William Gillin
Funding source(s): Innovate UK
 Start: 01-01-2019  /  End: 30-09-2020
 Amount: £153,002
Directly incurred staff: Zhichao Weng
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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).