Transparent conductive film fabrication using intercalating silver nanoparticles within carbon nanotube layers

Youngseok Oh, Daewoo Suh, Young Jin Kim, Chang-Soo Han, Seunghyun Baik

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Carbon nanotubes have received attention as alternative materials to indium tin oxide for application in transparent conductive films. Their electrical conductivity, however, still has to be improved. In this study, a layer-by-layer self-assembly process was demonstrated using nano-silver-coated carbon nanotubes, which help improve electrical conductivity. The method was based on the π-π interaction between the side walls of the carbon nanotubes and nano-silver clusters that were functionalized with benzyl mercaptan. The self-assembled nano-silver cluster monolayer on the surface of the nanotubes can reduce the interfacial contact resistance, thereby leading to high conductivity at a high transparency. The compound was characterized via scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, and the four-point probe method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-493
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Carbon nanotube
  • Nano-silver particle
  • Transparent conductive film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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