Title: Nanowire length and diameter dependent electrical and optical properties of transparent conductive silver nanowires films

Authors: Jinyoung Hwang; Hyun-Sik Kim; Jong Wook Roh

Addresses: School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Korea Aerospace University, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, 10540, South Korea ' Inorganic Materials Lab, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Samsung Electronics, Suwon-si, 16678, South Korea ' School of Nano & Materials Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Gyeongsangbuk-do 37224, South Korea

Abstract: Sheet resistance reduction in the Ag nanowire (NW) coated films was demonstrated without significant degradation of optical properties using two different types of geometry. The maximum decrease in the sheet resistance of Ag NW-coated films was observed to be 27%. We found that the rate of change in the sheet resistance depended on the size of the Ag NWs used. Films with thinner NWs had higher electric resistance due to surface scattering. We also demonstrated that the addition of short NWs was more effective in decreasing the sheet resistance than the long NWs up to an optimum point. Once the sheet resistance passed the optimum point, it increased rapidly.

Keywords: nanowires; TCEs; transparent conducting electrodes; silver; electric conductivity; carrier path.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNT.2018.096353

International Journal of Nanotechnology, 2018 Vol.15 No.6/7, pp.630 - 637

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 21 Nov 2018 *

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