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Preparation and characterization of transparent and conductive thin films of single-walled carbon nanotubes

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Abstract

Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), synthesized using the arc-discharge method and the direct-injection-pyrolytic synthesis (DIPS) method, were dispersed in a tetrahydrofuran solution containing propylamine and used to prepare transparent and conductive thin films on PET films using an airbrush technique. The SWNTs were analyzed using vis-near infrared absorption spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy. The surface resistivity of the SWNT films on the substrates was measured using a four-point probe conductivity measurement. The results revealed that the purity, length, and proportion of the metallic SWNTs are important factors in decreasing the sheet resistance.

Graphical abstract: Preparation and characterization of transparent and conductive thin films of single-walled carbon nanotubes

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The article was received on 04 Dec 2010, accepted on 09 Feb 2011 and first published on 15 Mar 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00940G
Nanoscale, 2011,3, 1904-1909

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    Preparation and characterization of transparent and conductive thin films of single-walled carbon nanotubes

    Y. Maeda, K. Komoriya, K. Sode, J. Higo, T. Nakamura, M. Yamada, T. Hasegawa, T. Akasaka, T. Saito, J. Lu and S. Nagase, Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 1904
    DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00940G

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