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The Synthesis and Coating of Long, Thin Copper Nanowires to Make Flexible, Transparent Conducting Films on Plastic Substrates



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Solution-processable transparent electrodes will facilitate the high-throughput production of low-cost photovoltaics. Copper nanowires are coated from solution onto plastic substrates to create high-performance, transparent conducting films that are highly flexible, stable in air, and can carry large currents.