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Functional Printing of Conductive Silver-Nanowire Photopolymer Composites


Matsuyama,  T.
Ultrafast Electronics, Scientific Service Units, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Max Planck Society;

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Glier, T. E., Akinsinde, L., Paufler, M., Otto, F., Hashemi, M., Grote, L., et al. (2019). Functional Printing of Conductive Silver-Nanowire Photopolymer Composites. Scientific Reports, 9: 6465. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-42841-3.

Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0003-8D29-1
We investigated the fabrication and functional behaviour of conductive silver-nanowire-polymer composites for prospective use in printing applications. Silver-nanowires with an aspect ratio of up to 1000 were synthesized using the polyol route and embedded in a UV-curable and printable polymer matrix. Sheet resistances in the composites down to 13 Ω/sq at an optical transmission of about 90% were accomplished. The silver-nanowire composite morphology and network structure was investigated by electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, profilometry, ellipsometry as well as surface sensitive X-ray scattering. By implementing different printing applications, we demonstrate that our silver nanowires can be used in different polymer composites. On the one hand, we used a tough composite for a 2D-printed film as top contact on a solar cell. On the other hand, a flexible composite was applied for a 3D-printed flexible capacitor.