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Title: Development of Au-Ag nanowire mesh fabrication by UV-induced approach

In an attempt to overcome the limitations of the presently prevailing transparent conducting electrode (TCE) - indium tin oxide (ITO) - many materials have been considered for replacing ITO. Recently, a novel method has been reported for the synthesis of Au-Ag nanowire (NW) mesh, and tested successfully for organic-light-emitting-diodes (OLEDs). It employs UV-induced reduction of gold- and silver- precursors to form Au-Ag NW mesh. In this report, Au-Ag NW mesh thin films are synthesized on glass substrates with an objective for use as facing-electrode for Organic Photovoltaics. Various issues and factors affecting the fabrication-process have been improved, and are also discussed here. The electrode showed good transmitivity, of around 95% (excluding that of glass substrate). The advantage of the technique is its simple processing method and cost-effectiveness.
Authors:
 [1] ;
  1. Laboratory for Molecular Photonics and Electronics, Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala, India and School of Nanoscience and Technology, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22308032
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1620; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Optics 14: International conference on optics: Light and its interactions with matter, Calicut, Kerala (India), 19-21 Mar 2014; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; ELECTRODES; FABRICATION; GLASS; GOLD; INDIUM COMPOUNDS; LIGHT EMITTING DIODES; PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT; PRECURSOR; QUANTUM WIRES; SILVER; SUBSTRATES; SYNTHESIS; THIN FILMS; TIN OXIDES