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Rational Design of functional oxide thin films with embedded magnetic or plasmonic metallic nanoparticles
Semiconductor thin films containing magnetic or plasmonic metal nanoparticles are key materials for the development of high-efficiency solar cells, bright light-emitting diodes, and new magnetoelectric devices. The catalytically driven chemical vapor deposition offers a unique way to combine deposition of the metallic nanoparticles with that of functional oxides to produce such films.
Naoufal Bahlawane, Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus, Thomas Weimann, Peter Hinze, Sarah Röhe, Marcus Bäumer, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 9. September 2011.