Planar silver nanowire, carbon nanotube and PEDOT:PSS nanocomposite transparent electrodes

Stapleton, Andrew J, Yambem, Soniya D, Johns, Ashley H, Afre, Rakesh A, Ellis, Amanda V, Shapter, Joe G, Andersson, Gunther G, Quinton, Jamie S, Burn, Paul L, Meredith, Paul, & Lewis, David A (2015) Planar silver nanowire, carbon nanotube and PEDOT:PSS nanocomposite transparent electrodes. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, 16(2), 025002.

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Highly conductive, transparent and flexible planar electrodes were fabricated using interwoven silver nanowires and single-walled carbon nanotubes (AgNW:SWCNT) in a PEDOT:PSS matrix via an epoxy transfer method from a silicon template. The planar electrodes achieved a sheet resistance of 6.6 ± 0.0 Ω/squ and an average transmission of 86% between 400 and 800 nm. A high figure of merit of 367 Ω−1 is reported for the electrodes, which is much higher than that measured for indium tin oxide and reported for other AgNW composites. The AgNW:SWCNT:PEDOT:PSS electrode was used to fabricate low temperature (annealing free) devices demonstrating their potential to function with a range of organic semiconducting polymer:fullerene bulk heterojunction blend systems.

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ID Code: 86576
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: transparent electrode, organic solar cell, silver nanowire, carbon nanotube, nanocomposite
DOI: 10.1088/1468-6996/16/2/025002
ISSN: 1878-5514
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 National Institute for Materials Science
Deposited On: 17 Aug 2015 01:26
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2015 04:19

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