SWCNT–Ag nanowire composite for transparent stretchable film heater with enhanced electrical stability

Su Jeong Lee, Jong Woo Kim, Jung Hyuk Park, Yoann Porte, Jin Hoon Kim, Jin Woo Park, Sunghee Kim, Jae Min Myoung

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Abstract

The mechanical stability of transparent and stretchable electrode materials is essential for their application in stretchable electronic devices. In this work, single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT)–silver nanowire (Ag NW) composite films were developed as electrode materials to improve the thermal stability and anti-electromigration characteristics of transparent stretchable film heaters. By adjusting the mixing ratio of SWCNT–Ag NW suspensions, the mechanical and anti-electromigration properties of SWCNT–Ag NW composite films were systematically investigated. Compared to pristine Ag NW film, the 75:1 SWCNT–Ag NW composite film exhibited an excellent thermal stability, improved anti-electromigration properties, and low sheet resistance of 62.3 Ω/sq with an optical transmittance of 83.4%. Moreover, the same composite film prepared on VHB substrate showed only 23.2% increase in the relative sheet resistance after 1000 times of stretching cycles under the tensile stress. Furthermore, the stretchable film heater with 75:1 SWCNT–Ag NW composite electrode exhibited an improved thermal and mechanical stability even after being exposed to 1000 stretching cycles with a peak strain of 200%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12284-12294
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Volume53
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Sep 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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