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Preparation and Properties of Double-Sided AgNWs/PVC/AgNWs Flexible Transparent Conductive Film by Dip-Coating Process.

Chen CY, Jing MX, Pi ZC, Zhu SW, Shen XQ - Nanoscale Res Lett (2015)

Bottom Line: The double-sided transparent conductive films of AgNWs/PVC/AgNWs using the silver nanowires and PVC substrate were fabricated by the dip-coating process followed by mechanical press treatment.The results indicate that the structure and photoelectric performances of the AgNWs films were mainly affected by the dipping and lifting speeds.At the optimized dipping speed of 50 mm/min and lifting speed of 100 mm/min, the AgNWs are evenly distributed on the surface of the PVC substrate, and the sheet resistance of AgNWs film on both sides of PVC is about 60 Ω/sq, and the optical transmittance is 84.55 % with the figure of merit value up to 35.8.

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Affiliation: Institute for Advanced Materials, Jiangsu University, Jiangsu, 212013, China.

ABSTRACT
The double-sided transparent conductive films of AgNWs/PVC/AgNWs using the silver nanowires and PVC substrate were fabricated by the dip-coating process followed by mechanical press treatment. The morphological and structural characteristics were investigated by scanning electron microscope (SEM) and atomic force microscope (AFM), the photoelectric properties and mechanical stability were measured by ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-vis) spectrophotometer, four-point probe technique, 3M sticky tape test, and cyclic bending test. The results indicate that the structure and photoelectric performances of the AgNWs films were mainly affected by the dipping and lifting speeds. At the optimized dipping speed of 50 mm/min and lifting speed of 100 mm/min, the AgNWs are evenly distributed on the surface of the PVC substrate, and the sheet resistance of AgNWs film on both sides of PVC is about 60 Ω/sq, and the optical transmittance is 84.55 % with the figure of merit value up to 35.8. The film treated with the 10 MPa pressure shows excellent adhesion and low surface roughness of 17.8 nm and maintains its conductivity with the sheet resistance change of 17 % over 10,000 cyclic bends.

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The change curves of sheet resistance with bending cycles. The inset picture shows the cyclic bending machine when bending, and the bending radius is 5 mm
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Fig8: The change curves of sheet resistance with bending cycles. The inset picture shows the cyclic bending machine when bending, and the bending radius is 5 mm

Mentions: To ensure the mechanical stability of the AgNWs/PVC/AgNWs films, the cyclic bending test was implemented as shown in Fig. 8. The inset picture shows the cyclic bending machine and the minimum bending radius is 5 mm. From Fig. 8, it can be seen that the sheet resistance change for the film without press treatment sharply goes up 43.8 % over 4000 cycles, the sheet resistance for the film with 3 MPa changes relatively slow with bending cycles but still rise by 41.3 % after 6000 cycles. While the film treated by 10 MPa pressing shows good bending performance with only 16.9 % up over 10,000 cyclic bends. These results coincide with the change of film’s structure and adhesion before and after press treatment. Notably, the sheet resistance of side 2 has the same change tendency as that of side 1 with 17.8 % change after 10,000 cycles, which indicates that the double-sided AgNWs/PVC/AgNWs film prepared by dip-coating process possesses a stable mechanical property.Fig. 8


Preparation and Properties of Double-Sided AgNWs/PVC/AgNWs Flexible Transparent Conductive Film by Dip-Coating Process.

Chen CY, Jing MX, Pi ZC, Zhu SW, Shen XQ - Nanoscale Res Lett (2015)

The change curves of sheet resistance with bending cycles. The inset picture shows the cyclic bending machine when bending, and the bending radius is 5 mm
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Fig8: The change curves of sheet resistance with bending cycles. The inset picture shows the cyclic bending machine when bending, and the bending radius is 5 mm
Mentions: To ensure the mechanical stability of the AgNWs/PVC/AgNWs films, the cyclic bending test was implemented as shown in Fig. 8. The inset picture shows the cyclic bending machine and the minimum bending radius is 5 mm. From Fig. 8, it can be seen that the sheet resistance change for the film without press treatment sharply goes up 43.8 % over 4000 cycles, the sheet resistance for the film with 3 MPa changes relatively slow with bending cycles but still rise by 41.3 % after 6000 cycles. While the film treated by 10 MPa pressing shows good bending performance with only 16.9 % up over 10,000 cyclic bends. These results coincide with the change of film’s structure and adhesion before and after press treatment. Notably, the sheet resistance of side 2 has the same change tendency as that of side 1 with 17.8 % change after 10,000 cycles, which indicates that the double-sided AgNWs/PVC/AgNWs film prepared by dip-coating process possesses a stable mechanical property.Fig. 8

Bottom Line: The double-sided transparent conductive films of AgNWs/PVC/AgNWs using the silver nanowires and PVC substrate were fabricated by the dip-coating process followed by mechanical press treatment.The results indicate that the structure and photoelectric performances of the AgNWs films were mainly affected by the dipping and lifting speeds.At the optimized dipping speed of 50 mm/min and lifting speed of 100 mm/min, the AgNWs are evenly distributed on the surface of the PVC substrate, and the sheet resistance of AgNWs film on both sides of PVC is about 60 Ω/sq, and the optical transmittance is 84.55 % with the figure of merit value up to 35.8.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Institute for Advanced Materials, Jiangsu University, Jiangsu, 212013, China.

ABSTRACT
The double-sided transparent conductive films of AgNWs/PVC/AgNWs using the silver nanowires and PVC substrate were fabricated by the dip-coating process followed by mechanical press treatment. The morphological and structural characteristics were investigated by scanning electron microscope (SEM) and atomic force microscope (AFM), the photoelectric properties and mechanical stability were measured by ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-vis) spectrophotometer, four-point probe technique, 3M sticky tape test, and cyclic bending test. The results indicate that the structure and photoelectric performances of the AgNWs films were mainly affected by the dipping and lifting speeds. At the optimized dipping speed of 50 mm/min and lifting speed of 100 mm/min, the AgNWs are evenly distributed on the surface of the PVC substrate, and the sheet resistance of AgNWs film on both sides of PVC is about 60 Ω/sq, and the optical transmittance is 84.55 % with the figure of merit value up to 35.8. The film treated with the 10 MPa pressure shows excellent adhesion and low surface roughness of 17.8 nm and maintains its conductivity with the sheet resistance change of 17 % over 10,000 cyclic bends.

No MeSH data available.


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