High performance flexible metal oxide/silver nanowire based transparent conductive films by a scalable lamination-assisted solution method

Hua Yu, Andrew Stapleton, David Lewis, Lianzhou Wang

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    Abstract

    Flexible MoO3/silver nanowire (AgNW)/MoO3/TiO2/Epoxy electrodes with comparable performance to ITO were fabricated by a scalable solution-processed method with lamination assistance for transparent and conductive applications. Silver nanoparticle-based electrodes were also prepared for comparison. Using a simple spin-coating and lamination-assisted planarization method, a full solution-based approach allows preparation of AgNW-based composite electrodes at temperatures as low as 140 °C. The resulting flexible AgNW-based electrodes exhibit higher transmittance of 82% at 550 nm and lower sheet resistance about 12–15 Ω sq−1, in comparison with the values of 68% and 22–25 Ω sq−1 separately for AgNP based electrodes. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Atomic force microscopy (AFM) reveals that the multi-stacked metal-oxide layers embedded with the AgNWs possess lower surface roughness (<15 nm). The AgNW/MoO3 composite network could enhance the charge transport and collection efficiency by broadening the lateral conduction range due to the built of an efficient charge transport network with long-sized nanowire. In consideration of the manufacturing cost, the lamination-assisted solution-processed method is cost-effective and scalable, which is desire for large-area fabrication. While in view of the materials cost and comparable performance, this AgNW-based transparent and conductive electrodes is potential as an alternative to ITO for various optoelectronic applications.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)77-82
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Materiomics
    Volume3
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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