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dc.contributor.authorHu, Liangbing
dc.contributor.authorWu, Hui
dc.contributor.authorCui, Yi
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T13:41:41Z
dc.date.available2016-02-25T13:41:41Z
dc.date.issued2011-10-20
dc.identifier.citationHu, L., Wu, H., & Cui, Y. (2011). Metal nanogrids, nanowires, and nanofibers for transparent electrodes. MRS Bulletin, 36(10), 760–765. doi:10.1557/mrs.2011.234
dc.identifier.issn0883-7694
dc.identifier.issn1938-1425
dc.identifier.doi10.1557/mrs.2011.234
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/598811
dc.description.abstractMetals possess the highest conductivity among all room-temperature materials; however, ultrathin metal films demonstrate decent optical transparency but poor sheet conductance due to electron scattering from the surface and grain boundaries. This article discusses engineered metal nanostructures in the form of nanogrids, nanowires, or continuous nanofibers as efficient transparent and conductive electrodes. Metal nanogrids are discussed, as they represent an excellent platform for understanding the fundamental science. Progress toward low-cost, nano-ink-based printed silver nanowire electrodes, including silver nanowire synthesis, film fabrication, wire-wire junction resistance, optoelectronic properties, and stability, are also discussed. Another important factor for low-cost application is to use earth-abundant materials. Copper-based nanowires and nanofibers are discussed in this context. Examples of device integrations of these materials are also given. Such metal nanostructure-based transparent electrodes are particularly attractive for solar cell applications. © 2011 Materials Research Society.
dc.description.sponsorshipWe acknowledge support from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Investigator Award (No. KUS-11-001-12) and U.S. Department of Energy.
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
dc.subjectdevices
dc.subjectnanostructure
dc.subjectoptical properties
dc.subjecttransparent conductor
dc.titleMetal nanogrids, nanowires, and nanofibers for transparent electrodes
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalMRS Bulletin
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Maryland, College Park, United States
dc.contributor.institutionStanford University, Palo Alto, United States
kaust.grant.numberKUS-11-001-12
dc.date.published-online2011-10-20
dc.date.published-print2011-10


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