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Films of Carbon Nanomaterials for Transparent Conductors

by Xinning Ho * and Jun Wei *
Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, 71 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 638075
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Materials 2013, 6(6), 2155-2181; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma6062155
Received: 10 April 2013 / Revised: 13 May 2013 / Accepted: 14 May 2013 / Published: 27 May 2013
The demand for transparent conductors is expected to grow rapidly as electronic devices, such as touch screens, displays, solid state lighting and photovoltaics become ubiquitous in our lives. Doped metal oxides, especially indium tin oxide, are the commonly used materials for transparent conductors. As there are some drawbacks to this class of materials, exploration of alternative materials has been conducted. There is an interest in films of carbon nanomaterials such as, carbon nanotubes and graphene as they exhibit outstanding properties. This article reviews the synthesis and assembly of these films and their post-treatment. These processes determine the film performance and understanding of this platform will be useful for future work to improve the film performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: transparent conductor; graphene; carbon nanotube; hybrid film; percolation; transfer printing; doping; grain boundaries; contact resistance transparent conductor; graphene; carbon nanotube; hybrid film; percolation; transfer printing; doping; grain boundaries; contact resistance
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Ho, X.; Wei, J. Films of Carbon Nanomaterials for Transparent Conductors. Materials 2013, 6, 2155-2181.

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