Transparent conducting electrodes based on thin, ultra-long Copper nanowires and graphene nano-composites

Zhaozhao Zhu, Trent Mankowski, Kaushik Balakrishnan, Ali Sehpar Shikoh, Farid Touati, Mohieddine A. Benammar, Masud Mansuripur, Charles M Falco

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Abstract

High aspect-ratio ultra-long (> 70 μm) and thin (< 50 nm) copper nanowires (Cu-NW) were synthesized in large quantities using a solution-based approach. The nanowires, along with reduced graphene-oxide sheets, were coated onto glass as well as plastic substrates, thus producing transparent conducting electrodes. Our fabricated transparent electrodes achieved high optical transmittance and low sheet resistance, comparable to those of existing Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) electrodes. Furthermore, our electrodes show no notable loss of performance under high temperature and high humidity conditions. Adaptations of such nano-materials into smooth and ultrathin films lead to potential alternatives for the conventional tin-doped indium oxide, with applications in a wide range of solar cells, flexible displays, and other opto-electronic devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Volume9177
ISBN (Print)9781628412048
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
EventThin Films for Solar and Energy Technology VI - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 17 2014Aug 20 2014

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OtherThin Films for Solar and Energy Technology VI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/17/148/20/14

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Keywords

  • Copper nanowires
  • Graphene
  • Nano-materials
  • Transparent conductive thin film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Zhu, Z., Mankowski, T., Balakrishnan, K., Shikoh, A. S., Touati, F., Benammar, M. A., ... Falco, C. M. (2014). Transparent conducting electrodes based on thin, ultra-long Copper nanowires and graphene nano-composites. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 9177). [91770J] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2062238

Transparent conducting electrodes based on thin, ultra-long Copper nanowires and graphene nano-composites. / Zhu, Zhaozhao; Mankowski, Trent; Balakrishnan, Kaushik; Shikoh, Ali Sehpar; Touati, Farid; Benammar, Mohieddine A.; Mansuripur, Masud; Falco, Charles M.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 9177 SPIE, 2014. 91770J.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Zhu, Z, Mankowski, T, Balakrishnan, K, Shikoh, AS, Touati, F, Benammar, MA, Mansuripur, M & Falco, CM 2014, Transparent conducting electrodes based on thin, ultra-long Copper nanowires and graphene nano-composites. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 9177, 91770J, SPIE, Thin Films for Solar and Energy Technology VI, San Diego, United States, 8/17/14. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2062238
Zhu Z, Mankowski T, Balakrishnan K, Shikoh AS, Touati F, Benammar MA et al. Transparent conducting electrodes based on thin, ultra-long Copper nanowires and graphene nano-composites. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 9177. SPIE. 2014. 91770J https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2062238
Zhu, Zhaozhao ; Mankowski, Trent ; Balakrishnan, Kaushik ; Shikoh, Ali Sehpar ; Touati, Farid ; Benammar, Mohieddine A. ; Mansuripur, Masud ; Falco, Charles M. / Transparent conducting electrodes based on thin, ultra-long Copper nanowires and graphene nano-composites. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 9177 SPIE, 2014.
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