Novel Embedded Metal-mesh Transparent Electrodes

Vacuum-free Fabrication Strategies and Applications in Flexible Electronic Devices

  • Arshad Khan

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

About this book


This book presents fabrication approaches that could be adapted for the high-throughput and low-cost manufacturing of the proposed transparent electrode. It proposes and demonstrates a new type of embedded metal-mesh transparent electrode (EMTE) that offers superior electrical, optical, and mechanical properties. The structure of the EMTE allows thick metal mesh to be used (for high conductivity) without sacrificing surface smoothness. In addition, the embedded structure improves the EMTE’s mechanical stability under high bending stress, as well as its chemical stability in ambient environments. These design aspects are then shown to be suitable for larger electrode areas, narrower metal-mesh line widths, and a wide range of materials, and can easily be adapted to produce flexible and even stretchable devices. In closing, the book explores the practical applications of EMTEs in flexible bifacial dye-sensitized solar cells and transparent thin-film heaters, demonstrating their outstanding performance. 


Flexible Transparent Electrodes Embedded Metal-mesh Solution-processed Electrodeposition Imprint-transfer Bifacial Dye-sensitized Solar Cells Transparent Thin-film Heaters

Authors and affiliations

  • Arshad Khan
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Hong KongPokfulamHong Kong

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-2917-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-2918-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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