The Lattice Compatibility Theory
The Lattice Compatibility Theory , which I propose to develop together with Turkish colleagues is based on the interaction of doping-element lattice behavior versus host edifice. It states that geometrical structure intimately controls the electronic structure of both molecules and solids and the location of electrons often strongly controls details of the structure.
This theory has been published and the dicussion is based on the behavior of the matrices of some materials (SnxSy, SxOy Snx, ZnSy SexSy , transparent conducting oxides TCO, InxSy , Zn-S-O- ...binary/ternary doped or undoped compounds, metal oxides. etc.) under doping treatments.
Basic items for this theory are focused on the following elementary scheme :
- A host Lattice
- A doping element
- A deep knowledge of the way the whichdoping element stabilizes or not within the host Lattice ( in terms of any parameters ( Urbach energy, Vickers hardness, optothermal expansivity, Faraday effect , band gap etc. )
A prelude to the lattice compatibility theory (LCT), has been formulated as follows:
"The stability of incorporated agents inside host structures is favored through geometrical compatibility, expressed in terms of matching patterns between introduced agent intrinsic lattice and those of the host".
Transparent Conducting Oxide TCO Monolayer-Grown Photonic Cell: A Renewable Energy Device for the Future (patent application)
The increasing use of photonic effect cells raised cost, material leakage and environmental issues. During the last three decades, at least four generations of photonic effect cells have competed in order to satisfy growing demands. In this paper, we describe a photonic-effect cell, created from a single metal oxide inside the framework of some recent patents. The presented device is based on a 1?m-thick TCO (Transparent Conducting Oxides) layer deposited by a simple pyrolysis spray setup. This layer, subjected to two successive in situ treatments, is transformed into an n-p junction. The abundance of the used materials, compounds stability, as well as the fabrication low cost, make the realization of serial modules of this cell feasible.