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Transparent conductors composed of nanomaterials

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This is a review on recent developments in the field of transparent conductive coatings (TCCs) for ITO replacement. The review describes the basic properties of conductive nanomaterials suitable for fabrication of such TCCs (metallic nanoparticles and nanowires, carbon nanotubes and graphene sheets), various methods of patterning the metal nanoparticles with formation of conductive transparent metallic grids, honeycomb structures and 2D arrays of interconnected rings as well as fabrication of TCCs based on graphene and carbon nanotubes. Applications of TCCs in electronic and optoelectronic devices, such as solar cells, electroluminescent and electrochromic devices, touch screens and displays, and transparent EMI shielders, are discussed.

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07 Jan 2014
09 Mar 2014
First published
14 Mar 2014

Nanoscale, 2014,6, 5581-5591
Article type
Review Article
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Transparent conductors composed of nanomaterials

M. Layani, A. Kamyshny and S. Magdassi, Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 5581
DOI: 10.1039/C4NR00102H

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