Effective indium-doped zinc oxide buffer layer on silver nanowires for electrically highly stable, flexible, transparent, and conductive composite electrodes

Hyun Jun Lee, Ju Hyun Hwang, Kyung Bok Choi, Sun Gyu Jung, Kyu Nyun Kim, Yong Sub Shim, Cheol Hwee Park, Young Wook Park, Byeong Kwon Ju

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Abstract

We demonstrate a flexible, transparent, and conductive composite electrode comprising silver nanowires (Ag NWs), and indium-doped zinc oxide (IZO) layers. IZO is sputtered onto an Ag NW layer, with the unique structural features of the resulting composite suitable as a flexible, transparent, conductive electrode. The IZO buffer layer prohibits surface oxidation of the Ag NW, and is thereby effective in preventing undesirable changes in electrical properties. The newly designed composite electrode is a promising alternative to conventional ITO films for the production of flexible and transparent electrodes to be applied in next-generation flexible electronic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10397-10403
Number of pages7
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume5
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 13

Keywords

  • buffer layer
  • composite electrode
  • flexible transparent electrode
  • low-temperature processing
  • oxidation
  • silver nanowire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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