Floating compression of Ag nanowire networks for effective strain release of stretchable transparent electrodes

Title
Floating compression of Ag nanowire networks for effective strain release of stretchable transparent electrodes
Authors
표준범김병수박현철김태안구종민Jonghwi Lee손정곤이상수박종혁
Keywords
stretchable transparent electrodes; silver nanowire; wavy configuration; floating compression
Issue Date
2015-10
Publisher
Nanoscale
Citation
VOL 7, 16434-16441
Abstract
Manipulation of the configuration of Ag nanowire (NW) networks has been pursued to enhance the performance of stretchable transparent electrodes. However, it has remained challenging due to the high Young’s modulus and low yield strain of Ag NWs, which lead to their mechanical failure when subjected to structural deformation. We demonstrate that floating a Ag NW network on water and subsequent inplane compression allows convenient development of a wavy configuration in the Ag NW network, which can release the applied strain. A greatly enhanced electromechanical stability of Ag NW networks can be achieved due to their wavy configuration, while the NW networks maintain the desirable optical and electrical properties. Moreover, the produced NW networks can be transferred to a variety of substrates, offering flexibility for device fabrication. The Ag NW networks with wavy configurations are used as compliant electrodes for dielectric elastomer actuators. The study demonstrates their promising potential to provide improved performance for soft electronic devices
URI
http://pubs.kist.re.kr/handle/201004/50361
ISSN
20403364
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