AMADEus Seminar - Prof. Irene Goldthrope -Monday 9 july 2018 - 2:00 pm -ICMCB (Amphi)le Monday 09 July 2018 to 14h
Prof. Irene Goldthorpe
University of Waterloo, Canada
Silver nanowires for flexible transparent electrodes and e-textiles
Films of silver nanowires have the unique property of being both electrically conductive and optically transparent. As such, they can be used as transparent electrodes which are required for a range of optoelectronic devices such as touchscreens, solar cells, displays, and light emitting diodes. Interest in using silver nanowire films to replace the commonly used transparent conductor, indium tin oxide, has surged in recent years. Unlike indium tin oxide, silver nanowire electrodes have high mechanical flexibility and can be deposited in solution using high-throughput, roll-to-roll compatible techniques. This talk will first discuss the fabrication and properties of silver nanowire electrodes, their integration into devices such as smart windows, and challenges our research addresses such as their surface roughness and corrosion.
The second part of the talk will discuss the use of silver nanowires as a transparent conductive coating for textiles. This coating can be easily patterned and applied, and can seamlessly impart functionality such as electrical interconnections, heating, and electromagnetic interference shielding into fabrics.