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Nanotechnology. 2013 Nov 15;24(45):452001. doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/24/45/452001. Epub 2013 Oct 11.

Flexible transparent conductive materials based on silver nanowire networks: a review.

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  • 1Laboratoire des Matériaux et du Génie Physique, CNRS-Grenoble INP, 3 Parvis Louis Néel, F-38016 Grenoble, France. Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Interfaces et Nanostructures, Allée du 6 Août, 17 (Bâtiment B5a) Sart Tilman, B-4000 Liège 1, Belgium.


The class of materials combining high electrical or thermal conductivity, optical transparency and flexibility is crucial for the development of many future electronic and optoelectronic devices. Silver nanowire networks show very promising results and represent a viable alternative to the commonly used, scarce and brittle indium tin oxide. The science and technology research of such networks are reviewed to provide a better understanding of the physical and chemical properties of this nanowire-based material while opening attractive new applications.

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