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A New Transparent Conductor: Silver Nanowire Film Buried at the Surface of a Transparent Polymer

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  • Xiao-Yan Zeng,

    1. The State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, 350002 (PR China)
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  • Qi-Kai Zhang,

    1. The State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, 350002 (PR China)
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  • Rong-Min Yu,

    1. The State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, 350002 (PR China)
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  • Can-Zhong Lu

    Corresponding author
    1. The State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, 350002 (PR China)
    • The State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, 350002 (PR China).
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Abstract

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Using a wet chemical process, a continuous network of silver nanowires was buried at the surface of a transparent polymer (PVA) to form a flexible transparent conductor, which shows high optical transparency, low sheet resistance, a smooth surface, and superior mechanical, thermal and chemical stabilities. The composite is a competitive choice for transparent electrodes in OLED and thin film solar cells.

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