Silver Nanowires: From Scalable Synthesis to Recyclable Foldable Electronics

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  • Cheng Yang,

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    1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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  • Hongwei Gu,

    1. Key Laboratory of Organic Synthesis of Jiangsu Province, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
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  • Wei Lin,

    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 771 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
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  • Matthew M. Yuen,

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    1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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  • Ching Ping Wong,

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    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 771 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
    2. Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    • School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 771 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA.
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  • Mingyong Xiong,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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  • Bo Gao

    1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Abstract

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A scalable preparation method for high-quality silver nanowires (Ag NWs), which can be used as the electrical circuits for a broad spectrum of ultralow-cost, recyclable, foldable electronics, is presented. Paper-based radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags, light-emitting diode (LED) chip arrays, and 3D origami electrical devices are synthesized. The signal transmittance and biodecomposition of the RFID tags are investigated.

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