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Title: Flexible transparent conductors based on metal nanowire networks

Abstract

Few conductors are transparent and flexible. Metals have the best electrical conductivity, but they are opaque and stiff in bulk form. However, metals can be transparent and flexible when they are very thin or properly arranged on the nanoscale. This review focuses on the flexible transparent conductors based on percolating networks of metal. Specifically, we discuss the fabrication, the means to improve the electrical conductivity, the large stretchability and its mechanism, and the applications of these metal networks. We also suggest some criteria for evaluating flexible transparent conductors and propose some new research directions in this emerging field.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Houston, Houston, TX (United States). Dept. of Physics and TcSUH
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Houston, Houston, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1241449
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1202362
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0010831; DOE-DE-FG02-13ER46917/DE-SC0010831
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Published Article
Journal Name:
Materials Today
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 18; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1369-7021
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Guo, Chuan Fei, and Ren, Zhifeng. Flexible transparent conductors based on metal nanowire networks. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1016/j.mattod.2014.08.018.
Guo, Chuan Fei, & Ren, Zhifeng. Flexible transparent conductors based on metal nanowire networks. United States. doi:10.1016/j.mattod.2014.08.018.
Guo, Chuan Fei, and Ren, Zhifeng. Wed . "Flexible transparent conductors based on metal nanowire networks". United States. doi:10.1016/j.mattod.2014.08.018.
@article{osti_1241449,
title = {Flexible transparent conductors based on metal nanowire networks},
author = {Guo, Chuan Fei and Ren, Zhifeng},
abstractNote = {Few conductors are transparent and flexible. Metals have the best electrical conductivity, but they are opaque and stiff in bulk form. However, metals can be transparent and flexible when they are very thin or properly arranged on the nanoscale. This review focuses on the flexible transparent conductors based on percolating networks of metal. Specifically, we discuss the fabrication, the means to improve the electrical conductivity, the large stretchability and its mechanism, and the applications of these metal networks. We also suggest some criteria for evaluating flexible transparent conductors and propose some new research directions in this emerging field.},
doi = {10.1016/j.mattod.2014.08.018},
journal = {Materials Today},
number = 3,
volume = 18,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
month = {Wed Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2015}
}

Journal Article:
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Publisher's Version of Record at 10.1016/j.mattod.2014.08.018

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