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SWNT nano-engineered networks strongly increase charge transport in P3HT

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Abstract

We demonstrate the formation of arrays of 3D nanosized networks of interconnected single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) with well defined dimensions in a poly-3-hexylthiophene (P3HT) thin film. These novel nanotube nano-networks produce efficient ohmic charge transport, even at very low nanotube loadings and low voltages. An increase in conductivity between one and two orders of magnitude is observed compared to a random network. The formation of these nano-engineered networks is compatible with large area imprinting and roll to roll processes, which makes it highly desirable for opto-electronic and energy conversion applications using carbon nanotubes.

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Submitted
20 Mar 2014
Accepted
02 May 2014
First published
08 May 2014

This article is Open Access

Nanoscale, 2014,6, 11633-11636
Article type
Communication
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SWNT nano-engineered networks strongly increase charge transport in P3HT

N. Boulanger, J. Yu and D. R. Barbero, Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 11633
DOI: 10.1039/C4NR01542H

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