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College Photo Name Fleischer, Karsten
Main Department Physics
College Title Research Fellow
College Tel +353 1 896 3649
Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
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Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German research society) 1998
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English Fluent Fluent Fluent
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Description of Research Interests
I'm conducting research on novel oxide materials, with focus on their optical and electrical properties. In particular I'm working on so called transparent conducting oxides (TCOs), which are an important material class in devices such as Displays, LEDs or thin film solar cells. The research spans topics such as low cost growth techniques (spray pyroloysis), high qualiy growth techniques (MBE) and full material characterisation (XRD, XPS, Resistivity, Hall mobility, Ellipsometry, Haze, Transmission) Current research projects focus on modification of commonly used industrial TCOs (ZnO:Al, SnO2:F) in order to tune their optical properties, and fundamental studies on p-type TCOs, which potentially allow for fully transparent electronic devices.
Research Interests
Condensed matter, electronic, magnetic and superconductive properties Condensed matter, optical and dielectric properties Linear and nonlinear optics Materials technology, engineering
Materials, Physical Properties Materials, Preparation/Fabrication Optical materials Photovoltaic
Photovoltaic systems, cells and modules manufacturing Renewable Energy Sources Solar, Photovoltaic Conversion Solid State Physics
Surface science Surfaces and Interfaces Thin film solar cells
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
K. Fleischer, R. Verre, O. Mauit, R. G. S. Sofin, L. Farrell, C. Byrne, C. M. Smith, J. F. McGilp, and I. V. Shvets, Reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy of magnetite (110) surfaces, Physical Review B, 89, 2014, p195118-
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K. Fleischer, O. Mauit and I. V. Shvets, Stability and capping of magnetite ultra-thin films, Applied Physics Letters, 104, (19), 2014, p192401
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Arca, E; Fleischer, K; Shvets, I.V., Magnesium, nitrogen codoped Cr2O3: A p-type transparent conducting oxide, Applied Physics Letters, 99, (11), 2011, p111910-
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ISI Citation Record
Losurdo, M., Bergmair, M., Bruno, G., Cattelan, D., Cobet, C., De Martino, A., Fleischer, K., (...), Saxl, O., Spectroscopic ellipsometry and polarimetry for materials and systems analysis at the nanometer scale: State-of-the-art, potential, and perspectives , Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 11, (7), 2009, p1521-1554
Fleischer, K.; Arca, E.; Shvets, I. V., Improving solar cell efficiency with optically optimised TCO layers, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 101, 2012, p262 - 269
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Karsten Fleischer, Elisabetta Arca, Christopher Smith, I. V. Shvets, Aluminium doped Zn1−xMgxOA transparent conducting oxide with tunable optical and electrical properties, Applied Physics Letters, 101, (12), 2012, p121918-
Notes: [Copyright (2012) American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in APL 101, 12 and may be found at (]
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Verre R, Fleischer K, McGilp JF, Fox D, Behan G, Zhang H, Shvets IV., Controlled in situ growth of tunable plasmonic self-assembled nanoparticle arrays, Nanotechnology, 23, 2012, p035606-
Notes: [9 pp]
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