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

Andrew Stapleton, Soniya Yambem, Ashley Johns, Rakesh Afre, Amanda Ellis, Joseph Shapter, Gunther Andersson, Jamie Quinton, Paul Burn, Paul Meredith, David Lewis

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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/□ 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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number025002
    Pages (from-to)025002-1-025002-7
    Number of pages7
    JournalScience and Technology of Advanced Materials
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015


    • carbon nanotube
    • nanocomposite
    • organic solar cell
    • silver nanowire
    • transparent electrode


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