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Title: Development of solution-processed nanowire composites for opto-electronics

Abstract

Here, silver nanowire-based contacts represent one of the major new directions in transparent contacts for opto-electronic devices with the added advantage that they can have Indium-Tin-Oxide-like properties at substantially reduced processing temperatures and without the use of vacuum-based processing. However, nanowires alone often do not adhere well to the substrate or other film interfaces; even after a relatively high-temperature anneal and unencapsulated nanowires show environmental degradation at high temperature and humidity. Here we report on the development of ZnO/Ag-nanowire composites that have sheet resistance below 10 Ω/sq and >90% transmittance from a solution-based process with process temperatures below 200 °C. These films have significant applications potential in photovoltaics and displays.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Guro Gobind Singh Indraprastha Univ., New Delhi (India)
  3. National Physical Lab., New Delhi (India)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1339607
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5F00-67724
Journal ID: ISSN 2159-6859; applab
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
MRS Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 04; Journal ID: ISSN 2159-6859
Publisher:
Materials Research Society - Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; nanowire composites; photovoltaics; optoelectronics

Citation Formats

Ginley, David S., Aggarwal, Shruti, Singh, Rajiv, Gennett, Tom, van Hest, Maikel F. A. M., and Perkins, John D. Development of solution-processed nanowire composites for opto-electronics. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1557/mrc.2016.49.
Ginley, David S., Aggarwal, Shruti, Singh, Rajiv, Gennett, Tom, van Hest, Maikel F. A. M., & Perkins, John D. Development of solution-processed nanowire composites for opto-electronics. United States. doi:10.1557/mrc.2016.49.
Ginley, David S., Aggarwal, Shruti, Singh, Rajiv, Gennett, Tom, van Hest, Maikel F. A. M., and Perkins, John D. Tue . "Development of solution-processed nanowire composites for opto-electronics". United States. doi:10.1557/mrc.2016.49. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1339607.
@article{osti_1339607,
title = {Development of solution-processed nanowire composites for opto-electronics},
author = {Ginley, David S. and Aggarwal, Shruti and Singh, Rajiv and Gennett, Tom and van Hest, Maikel F. A. M. and Perkins, John D.},
abstractNote = {Here, silver nanowire-based contacts represent one of the major new directions in transparent contacts for opto-electronic devices with the added advantage that they can have Indium-Tin-Oxide-like properties at substantially reduced processing temperatures and without the use of vacuum-based processing. However, nanowires alone often do not adhere well to the substrate or other film interfaces; even after a relatively high-temperature anneal and unencapsulated nanowires show environmental degradation at high temperature and humidity. Here we report on the development of ZnO/Ag-nanowire composites that have sheet resistance below 10 Ω/sq and >90% transmittance from a solution-based process with process temperatures below 200 °C. These films have significant applications potential in photovoltaics and displays.},
doi = {10.1557/mrc.2016.49},
journal = {MRS Communications},
number = 04,
volume = 6,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {12}
}

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