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Keywords:

  • Flexible electronics;
  • Copper nanowires;
  • Transparent conductors
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Copper nanowires grow from spherical copper seeds in an aqueous solution. Conductive films of copper nanowires have a transmittance of 65% (∼15% more than the best values reported for carbon nanotubes), and remain conductive after 1000 bending cycles or one month in air.