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Fluoropolymer Drops Graphene’s Resistance

Electronics: An easily made graphene-polymer film shows promise for transparent, flexible electrodes
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE
Keywords: graphene, ferroelectric polymer, indium tin oxide, polyvinylidene fluoride, transparent electrode, solar cells, organic light-emitting diodes

By laminating graphene with a fluoropolymer layer, researchers have made flexible, transparent, and highly conductive films (ACS Nano, DOI: 10.1021/nn3010137). The films could find use as the transparent electrodes needed in organic light-emitting diodes, solar cells, and displays, the researchers say.

Currently, electronics manufacturers use indium tin oxide (ITO) to make transparent electrodes. Because this material is expensive, researchers have . . .

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