Transparent conductor refers to transparent films of conductive material which are optically transparent in nature. The transparency of the conductor depends upon the material which is used as a film on the transparent substrate. The most commonly used electrically conducting materials used by the optically transparent conductors include cadmium oxide and indium oxide. Multilayer transparent conductors are conductors which use more than one material in order to enhance the overall conductivity of the transparent conductor. The use of multiple oxides enable the development of transparent conductors which are suitable for specialized applications owing to the fact that the electrical, optical, chemical and physical properties of the transparent conductors can be controlled or modified by altering their chemical composition.
The film properties are dependent upon various parameters which include method of deposition, substrate materials, substrate temperature, rate of deposition, background pressure, and among others. The emergence of advanced and innovative applications stimulated the study of multilayer transparent conductors. Various key players are forming strategic collaboration with peers as well as computational and advanced microscopy groups in addition to the collaborations with educational institution in order to bring advancements in the transparent conductors and improve the optoelectronic properties of zinc tin oxide (ZTO) by the passivation of sub-gap atomic-scale defects. Additionally, they are experimenting with various materials which can be used as a conducting medium on the transparent substrate. Such materials are cheaper than the commonly used indium and enhances the material’s ability to react chemically. Furthermore, the key players are also engaged in the introduction and development of advanced multilayer conductors in the market to enhance both the performance and appearance of consumer electronic devices. It will also help the companies to broaden their product portfolio and gain a competitive edge in the market.
The increasing demand for enhanced displays as well as the growing demand for solar panel are expected to be the primary drivers for the growth of the multilayer transparent conductors market. The rising smartphone sales as well as the thriving consumer electronics industry in especially in the developing economies is expected to further drive the growth of the multilayer transparent conductors market. Furthermore, the consumers’ increasing demand for customized design solutions and the growing demand for touchscreen that are lighter, brighter and have state of the art functionalities is projected to assist the growth of multilayer transparent conductors market. However, the high cost associated with the multilayer transparent conductors is expected to hinder the growth of the multilayer transparent conductors market. Efforts are being made towards the development of advanced materials in order to bring down the price of making multilayer transparent conductors. Nevertheless, dramatic growth in the electronics industry which will employ the high performance multilayer transparent conductors is expected to impact the multilayer transparent conductors market positively.
The multilayer transparent conductors market has been segmented on the basis of type, application, and geography. On the basis of type, the multilayer transparent conductors market has been segmented into Indium tin oxide thin films (ITO), Carbon nanotubes films, Nano-silver based transparent conductors, and others. Based on the application, the multilayer transparent conductors market is divided into displays, Organic Light emitting diodes (OLEDs), Smart windows, solar cells, and others. As per geography, the multilayer transparent conductors market has been divided into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and South America.
Some of the major players in the multilayer transparent conductors market include Canatu OY, 3M Company, Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, Thin Film Devices Inc., Eastman Kodak, Dontech Inc., Acree Technologies Inc., Cambrios Technologies Corporation, Apple Inc., Quantum Coating Inc., Cima Nanotech among others.
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