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dc.contributor.authorHan, Fei
dc.contributor.authorMaloth, Thirupathi
dc.contributor.authorLubineau, Gilles
dc.contributor.authorYaldiz, Recep
dc.contributor.authorTevtia, Amit
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-05T08:03:26Z
dc.date.available2018-12-05T08:03:26Z
dc.date.issued2018-11-30
dc.identifier.citationHan F, Maloth T, Lubineau G, Yaldiz R, Tevtia A (2018) Computational Investigation of the Morphology, Efficiency, and Properties of Silver Nano Wires Networks in Transparent Conductive Film. Scientific Reports 8. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-35456-7.
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/s41598-018-35456-7
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/630168
dc.description.abstractRandom networks of silver nano wires have been considered for use in transparent conductive films as an alternative to Indium Tin Oxide (ITO), which is unsuitable for flexible devices. However, the random distribution of nano wires makes such conductive films non-uniform. As electrical conductivity is achieved through a percolation process, understanding the scale-dependency of the macroscopic properties (like electrical conductivity) and the exact efficiency of the network (the proportion of nano wires that participate in electrical conduction) is essential for optimizing the design. In this paper, we propose a computational method for identifying the representative volume element (RVE) of nano wire networks. This defines the minimum pixel size in devices using such transparent electrodes. The RVE is used to compute the macroscopic properties of films and to quantify the electrically conducting efficiency of networks. Then, the sheet resistance and transparency of networks are calculated based on the predicted RVEs, in order to analyze the effects of nano wire networks on the electrical and optical properties of conductive films. The results presented in this paper provide insights that help optimizing random nano wire networks in transparent conductive films for achieving better efficiencies.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research reported in this publication was supported by funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation) (Grant RGC/3/2404). We thank KAUST and SABIC for their continuous support.
dc.publisherSpringer Nature
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-35456-7
dc.rightsThis article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article’s Creative Commons license and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
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dc.titleComputational Investigation of the Morphology, Efficiency, and Properties of Silver Nano Wires Networks in Transparent Conductive Film
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentComposite and Heterogeneous Material Analysis and Simulation Laboratory (COHMAS)
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentSABIC - Corporate Research and Innovation Center (CRI) at KAUST
dc.identifier.journalScientific Reports
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dc.contributor.institutionSABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation), P.O. Box 319, 6160 AH, Geleen, The Netherlands
kaust.personHan, Fei
kaust.personMaloth, Thirupathi
kaust.personLubineau, Gilles
kaust.personTevtia, Amit
refterms.dateFOA2018-12-05T10:52:35Z
dc.date.published-online2018-11-30
dc.date.published-print2018-12


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