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A highly conductive and transparent solution processed AZO/MWCNT nanocomposite

Bu, IYY and Cole, MT (2014) A highly conductive and transparent solution processed AZO/MWCNT nanocomposite. Ceramics International, 40. pp. 1099-1104. ISSN 0272-8842

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Abstract

A solution processed aluminum-doped zinc oxide (AZO)/multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) nanocomposite thin film has been developed offering simultaneously high optical transparency and low electrical resistivity, with a conductivity figure of merit (σDC/σopt) of ~75-better than PEDOT:PSS and many graphene derivatives. The reduction in sheet resistance of thin films of pristine MWCNTs is attributed to an increase in the conduction pathways within the sol-gel derived AZO matrix and reduced inter-MWCNT contact resistance. Films have been extensively characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffractometry (XRD), photoluminescence (PL), and ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) spectroscopy. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd and Techna Group S.r.l. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: C. Electrical properties Carbon nanotubes Nano composites Oxides Sol-gel methods
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Depositing User: Cron job
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2015 13:42
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2015 07:24
DOI: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2013.06.109