Mechanical and electrical failure of transparent nanowire Electrodes
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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Erdmann Spiecker, Nadine Schrenker, and Zhuocheng Xie, "Mechanical and electrical failure of transparent nanowire Electrodes" in "Nanomechanical Testing in Materials Research and Development VII", Jon Molina-Aldareguia, IMDEA-Materials Institute, Spain Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2019). https://dc.engconfintl.org/nanochemtest_vii/85