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A Facile UV-Curing Method for the Preparation of Transparent and Conductive Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Films

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Abstract:

A new method for preparing flexible, transparent, and conductive multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) hybrid films with scratch resistance through a facile UV-curing method is described herein. UV-curable urethane oligomers were used as the binder between the MWCNTs and the plastic substrates. The transparency and sheet resistance of MWCNT thin films can be easily tailored by controlling the number of bar coaters. Composite films with different binder ratios were prepared to evaluate and optimize the surface abrasion resistance and adhesion parameter. Two types of MWCNT films, those with a 56% (with a 586 kΩ/sq sheet resistance) and a 78% transmittance (with a 22 MΩ/sq sheet resistance) were obtained using the UV-curable resin, and the conductive films showed distinguished abrasion resistance and good adhesion.

Keywords: ABRASIVE RESISTANCE; MWCNT; TRANSPARENT HYBRID FILMS; UV-CURING

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2011.3191

Publication date: January 1, 2011

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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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