Bloking, Jason T.
McGehee, Michael D.
KAUST Grant NumberKUS-l1-001-12
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AbstractHere we report on a novel substrate, nanopaper, made of cellulose nanofibrils, an earth abundant material. Compared with regular paper substrates, nanopaper shows superior optical properties. We have carried out the first study on the optical properties of nanopaper substrates. Since the size of the nanofibrils is much less than the wavelength of visible light, nanopaper is highly transparent with large light scattering in the forward direction. Successful depositions of transparent and conductive materials including tin-doped indium oxide, carbon nanotubes and silver nanowires have been achieved on nanopaper substrates, opening up a wide range of applications in optoelectronics such as displays, touch screens and interactive paper. We have also successfully demonstrated an organic solar cell on the novel substrate. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2013.
CitationHu L, Zheng G, Yao J, Liu N, Weil B, et al. (2013) Transparent and conductive paper from nanocellulose fibers. Energy Environ Sci 6: 513–518. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c2ee23635d.
SponsorsThis work was partially supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Investigator Award KUS-l1-001-12. G.Z. acknowledges the financial support from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. M.E. and L.W. also acknowledge The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Research Foundation for financial support.
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
JournalEnergy Environ. Sci.