Advanced Functional Materials

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23_34/2013Silver Nanowires: Room-Temperature Nanosoldering of a Very Long Metal Nanowire Network by Conducting-Polymer-Assisted Joining for a Flexible Touch-Panel Application (Adv. Funct. Mater. 34/2013)

D. Lee, S. H. Ko, and co-workers develop an alternative to rigid ITO transparent conductors. On page 4171, conducting polymer-assisted nanosoldering of Ag nanowires allows them to develop nanowire percolation networks, which form highly flexible and stretchable transparent conductors. A large area transparent conductor and a flexible touch panel on a non-flat surface are fabricated, demonstrating the possibility of cost-effective mass production as well as the applicability of these networks to unconventional, non-flat surfaces.

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