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ISRN Nanomaterials
Volume 2012, Article ID 492109, 6 pages
Research Article

An Attempt to Optimize ZnO-Like TCO Nanolayered Compound Thickness in Terms of a BPES-Related Physical Parameters Pondering

1Unité de Physique des Dispositifs à Semi-Conducteurs, Faculté des sciences de Tunis, Université de Tunis El Manar, 2092 Tunis, Tunisia
2Unité de Recherche MA2I, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs, ENIT, BP 37, Belvédère, 1002 Tunis, Tunisia
3École Supérieure de Sciences et Techniques de Tunis (E.S.S.T.T), 63 Rue Sidi Jabeur, 5100 Mahdia, Tunisia

Received 19 July 2012; Accepted 3 August 2012

Academic Editors: S.-H. Kim and W. W. Shu

Copyright © 2012 A. Boukhachem et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Recently, metal oxide nanolayered semiconductors revealed their increasing usefulness as UV detectors and transparent conductors in optoelectronic devices. In the present paper, a simple fabrication process has been carried out to prepare layered TCO compounds with different controlled thicknesses. Conjoint physical investigations allowed discussion of the validity of optimality in terms of geometrical parameters. A synthetic function based on pondered physical parameters was a practical guide to reach optimality.