Two-Dimensional Carbon Nanotube Networks: A Transparent Electronic Material


The random, two-dimensional network formed of electrically conducting nanoscale wires, called carbon nanotubes, is a transparent electronic material that can be fabricated using room-temperature printing or spraying technologies. Depending on the network density, networks with both metallic- and semiconducting-like attributes can be fabricated. Both display high conductivity, high carrier mobility and optical transparency. The networks also have high mechanical flexibility, robustness and environmental resistance. Application opportunities range from lightweight, transparent conducting films, to electrically conducting fabrics, to active electronic devices and sensors.

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Gruner, G. Two-Dimensional Carbon Nanotube Networks: A Transparent Electronic Material. MRS Online Proceedings Library 905, 605 (2005).

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