An Omnidirectional Transparent Conducting-Metal-Based Plasmonic Nanocomposite (pages 1993–1997)
Mady Elbahri, Mehdi Keshavarz Hedayati, Venkata Sai Kiran Chakravadhanula, Mohammad Jamali, Thomas Strunkus, Vladimir Zaporojtchenko and Franz Faupel
Version of Record online: 28 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201003811
A transparent conducting metal (TCM) composed of a stack of a gold film and silver/polymer nanocomposite fabricated by sputtering onto a glass substrate is presented. The plasmonic metamaterial shows an omnidirectional optical transmission up to 80% in the visible spectrum, which is comparable to that of ITO, and the electrical conductivity is one order of magnitude higher than that of ITO.