A high-performance, flexible and robust metal nanotrough-embedded transparent conducting film for wearable touch screen panels.
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Nanoscale, ISSN: 2040-3372, Vol: 8, Issue: 7, Page: 3916-22
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- Materials Science; NANOWIRE PERCOLATION NETWORK; HYBRID STRUCTURES; SOLAR-CELLS; THIN-FILMS; ELECTRODE; FABRICATION; OXIDATION; OPTOELECTRONICS; FIGURE; MERIT
We report a high-performance, flexible and robust metal nanotrough-embedded transparent conducting hybrid film (metal nanotrough-GFRHybrimer). Using an electro-spun polymer nanofiber web as a template and vacuum-deposited gold as a conductor, a junction resistance-free continuous metal nanotrough network is formed. Subsequently, the metal nanotrough is embedded on the surface of a glass-fabric reinforced composite substrate (GFRHybrimer). The monolithic composite structure of our transparent conducting film allows simultaneously high thermal stability (24 h at 250 °C in air), a smooth surface topography (Rrms < 1 nm) and excellent opto-electrical properties. A flexible touch screen panel (TSP) is fabricated using the transparent conducting films. The flexible TSP device stably operates on the back of a human hand and on a wristband.