7 October 2014 Metal nanowire-graphene composite transparent electrodes
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Silver nanowires with 40 nm diameter and copper nanowires with 150 nm diameter were synthesized using low-temperature routes, and deposited in combination with ultrathin graphene sheets for use as transparent conductors. A systematic and detailed analysis involving nature of capping agent for the metal nanowires, annealing of deposited films, and pre-treatment of substrates revealed critical conditions necessary for preparing high performance transparent conducting electrodes. The best electrodes show ~90% optical transmissivity and sheet resistance of ~10 Ω/□, already comparable to the best available transparent electrodes. The metal nanowire-graphene composite electrodes are therefore well suited for fabrication of opto-electronic and electronic devices.
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Trent Mankowski, Trent Mankowski, Zhaozhao Zhu, Zhaozhao Zhu, Kaushik Balakrishnan, Kaushik Balakrishnan, Ali Sehpar Shikoh, Ali Sehpar Shikoh, Farid Touati, Farid Touati, Mohieddine Benammar, Mohieddine Benammar, Masud Mansuripur, Masud Mansuripur, Charlies M. Falco, Charlies M. Falco, "Metal nanowire-graphene composite transparent electrodes", Proc. SPIE 9177, Thin Films for Solar and Energy Technology VI, 91770I (7 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2062292; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2062292

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