"Electrolessly Deposited Electrospun Metal Nanowire Transparent Electrodes"

Po-Chun Hsu : Desheng Kong, Shuang Wang, Haotian Wang, Alex J. Welch, Hui Wu, and Yi Cui; Journal of the American Chemical Society, 07/14/14.

Additional Authors: Desheng Kong, Shuang Wang, Haotian Wang, Alex J. Welch, Hui Wu, and Yi Cui

Abstract:

Abstract Image

Metal nanowire (MNW) transparent electrodes have been widely developed for their promising sheet resistance (Rs)–transmittance (T) performance, excellent mechanical flexibility, and facile synthesis. How to lower the junction resistance without compromising optical transmittance has become the key issue in enhancing their performance. Here we combine electrospinning and electroless deposition to synthesize interconnected, ultralong MNW networks. For both silver and copper nanowire networks, the Rs and T values reach around 10 Ω/sq and 90%, respectively. This process is scalable and takes place at ambient temperature and pressure, which opens new opportunities for flexible electronics and roll-to-roll large-scale manufacturing.