A high-performance, flexible and robust metal nanotrough-embedded transparent conducting film for wearable touch screen panels

Hyeon Gyun Im, Byeong Wan An, Jungho Jin, Junho Jang, Young Geun Park, Jang Ung Park, Byeong Soo Bae

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3916-3922
Number of pages7
JournalNanoscale
Volume8
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 21

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (CAFDC 5-3, NRF-2007-0056090), and this research was also supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT &amp; Future Planning (2013R1A2A2A01068542).

Publisher Copyright:
© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2016.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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