High performance solution processed transparent electrodes for optoelectronic devices

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Many thin-film optoelectronic devices, including displays and photovoltaic cells, require transparent conducting films as part of their device architecture. Sputtered indium tin oxide (ITO) is the most commonly used material and has high performance but is expensive and has some performance limitations, especially on flexible substrates. This dissertation presents high-performance composite transparent conducting films comprised of silver nanowires and polymer films for use as a replacement for ITO in these devices. These composites have lower sheet resistance than ITO with comparable transmission on both glass and plastic substrates and are demonstrated in this work to be compatible with high-efficiency organic photovoltaic devices. They are also more mechanically robust to ITO and show nearly substrate-independent performance. These composites have the potential to enable both low-cost photovoltaics and flexible displays.


Type of resource text
Form electronic; electronic resource; remote
Extent 1 online resource.
Copyright date 2011
Publication date 2010, c2011; 2010
Issuance monographic
Language English


Associated with Gaynor, Whitney
Associated with Stanford University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Primary advisor McGehee, Michael
Primary advisor Peumans, Peter, 1975-
Thesis advisor McGehee, Michael
Thesis advisor Peumans, Peter, 1975-
Thesis advisor Salleo, Alberto
Advisor Salleo, Alberto


Genre Theses

Bibliographic information

Statement of responsibility Whitney Beth Gaynor.
Note Submitted to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Thesis Thesis (Ph.D.)--Stanford University, 2011.
Location electronic resource

Access conditions

© 2011 by Whitney Gaynor
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 Unported license (CC BY-NC).

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