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Carbon Nanotube Based Transparent Conductive Thin Films

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Abstract:

Carbon nanotube (CNT) based optically transparent and electrically conductive thin films are fabricated on plastic substrates in this study. Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) are chemically treated with a mixture of concentrated sulfuric acid and nitric acid before being dispersed in aqueous surfactant-contained solutions. SWNT thin films are prepared from the stable SWNT solutions using wet coating techniques. The 100 nm thick SWNT thin film exhibits a surface resistivity of 6 kΩ/□ with an average transmittance of 88% on the visible light range, which is three times better than the films prepared from the high purity as-received SWNTs.

Keywords: ACID TREATMENT; CARBON NANOTUBE; CONDUCTIVE; THIN FILM; TRANSPARENT

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2006.332

Publication date: 2006-07-01

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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