Mechanical and electrical failure of transparent nanowire Electrodes

Conference Dates

September 29-October 4, 2019


Flexible transparent electrodes have to withstand large mechanical strains without sacrificing electrical performance. For such applications, silver nanowire (Ag NW) networks are highly promising as they combine mechanical flexibility with low sheet resistance and high optical transmittance. In order to improve the performance of such nanowire electrodes a microscopic understanding of the interplay between mechanical and electrical failure is required. This can be achieved by a combination of in situ (or interrupted) tensile tests in a scanning electron microscope (SEM) with 4-probe electrical measurements of the sheet resistence.

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