Colored semitransparent conductive coatings consisting of monodisperse metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes

Alexander A. Green, Mark C Hersam

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Abstract

Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) are promising materials for transparent conduction as a result of their exceptional electrical, optical, mechanical, and chemical properties. However, since current synthetic methods yield polydisperse mixtures of SWNTs, the performance of SWNT transparent conductive films has previously been hindered by semiconducting species. Here, we describe the performance of transparent conductors produced using predominantly metallic SWNTs. Compared with unsorted material, films enriched in metallic SWNTs can enhance conductivity by factors of over 5.6 in the visible and 10 in the infrared. Moreover, by using monodisperse metallic SWNTs sorted with angstrom-level resolution in diameter, semitransparent conductive coatings with tunable optical transmittance can be produced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1417-1422
Number of pages6
JournalNano Letters
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2008

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Colored semitransparent conductive coatings consisting of monodisperse metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes. / Green, Alexander A.; Hersam, Mark C.

In: Nano Letters, Vol. 8, No. 5, 05.2008, p. 1417-1422.

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