Silver nanowires: A promising transparent conducting electrode material for optoelectronic and electronic applications

Duc Anh Dinh, Kwun Nam Hui, Kwan San Hui, Jai Singh, Pushpendra Kumar, Wei Zhou

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Silver nanowires (Ag NWs) are promising next-generation conducting materials with the potential to replace traditional electrode materials, such as indium tin oxide, in electrical and optical devices. This material combines several advantages, including tunable optical, plasmonic and excellent electrical properties. Recent research has focused on the application of Ag NWs as an electrode material in liquid crystal displays, light-emitting diodes, solar cells and electrochemical devices. Ag NWs can be synthesized using abundant methods. This feature article reviews the synthesis, structural and morphological properties as well as the optical, electrical properties of Ag NWs. The important applications of Ag NWs as transparent electrodes in optoelectrical and electrochemical devices are presented. This review provides an overview of Ag NW films as well as the prospects of developing high-performance transparent conducting materials for future optoelectronic devices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-345
Number of pages22
JournalReviews in Advanced Sciences and Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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