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Metal nanowire-graphene composite transparent electrodes
Author(s): Trent Mankowski; Zhaozhao Zhu; Kaushik Balakrishnan; Ali Sehpar Shikoh; Farid Touati; Mohieddine Benammar; Masud Mansuripur; Charlies M. Falco
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9177, Thin Films for Solar and Energy Technology VI, 91770I (7 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2062292
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Trent Mankowski, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Zhaozhao Zhu, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Kaushik Balakrishnan, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Ali Sehpar Shikoh, Qatar Univ. (Qatar)
Farid Touati, Qatar Univ. (Qatar)
Mohieddine Benammar, Qatar Univ. (Qatar)
Masud Mansuripur, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Charlies M. Falco, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9177:
Thin Films for Solar and Energy Technology VI
Louay A. Eldada; Michael J. Heben, Editor(s)

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