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Title: Preparation of aluminum nanomesh thin films from an anodic aluminum oxide template as transparent conductive electrodes
Authors: Li, Yiwen
Chen, Yulong
Qiu, Mingxia
Yu, Hongyu
Zhang, Xinhai
Sun, Xiao Wei
Chen, Rui
Keywords: Transparent Electrodes
DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering
Issue Date: 2016
Source: Li, Y., Chen, Y., Qiu, M., Yu, H., Zhang, X., Sun, X. W., & Chen, R. (2016). Preparation of aluminum nanomesh thin films from an anodic aluminum oxide template as transparent conductive electrodes. Scientific Reports, 6, 20114-. doi:10.1038/srep20114
Series/Report no.: Scientific Reports
Abstract: We have employed anodic aluminum oxide as a template to prepare ultrathin, transparent, and conducting Al films with a unique nanomesh structure for transparent conductive electrodes. The anodic aluminum oxide template is obtained through direct anodization of a sputtered Al layer on a glass substrate, and subsequent wet etching creates the nanomesh metallic film. The optical and conductive properties are greatly influenced by experimental conditions. By tuning the anodizing time, transparent electrodes with appropriate optical transmittance and sheet resistance have been obtained. The results demonstrate that our proposed strategy can serve as a potential method to fabricate low-cost TCEs to replace conventional indium tin oxide materials.
DOI: 10.1038/srep20114
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