Volume 88 Issue 19 | p. 36 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 10, 2010

Refined Silver Nanowires

Long, narrow nanowires make transparent electrodes for lower cost electronic devices
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: silver nanowires, transparent electrode, light-emitting diode, organic solar cell

Advances in fabricating silver-nanowire-based electrodes that are transparent, flexible, and robust may lead to low-cost alternative electrode materials for electronics and solar-cell applications, according to a study published in ACS Nano (DOI: 10.1021/nn1005232). A handful of transparent and electrically conductive materials, including indium tin oxide (ITO) and aluminum-doped zinc oxide, are commonly used as electrode materials in organic solar cells and light-emitting diodes. . . .

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