Rapid fabrication of high-performance transparent electrodes by electrospinning of reactive silver ink containing nanofibers

KİREMİTLER N. B., Esidir A., Gozutok Z., ÖZDEMİR A. T., ÖNSES M. S.

JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL AND ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY, vol.95, pp.109-119, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 95
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jiec.2020.12.010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-119
  • Keywords: Transparent electrodes, Metal nanofiber networks, Electrospinning, Nanofibers, Particle-Free reactive silver inks
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


All-solution processable fabrication of high performance transparent conductive electrodes is vital for next-generation optoelectronics applications. In this study, rapid and versatile fabrication of highperformance transparent electrodes by synergetic integration of electrospun nanofibers and particle-free reactive silver inks is reported. Direct electrospinning of reactive silver ink containing polymer blend solution followed by a swift thermal annealing enables fabrication of transparent conductive electrodes (TCEs) with a sheet resistance of similar to 1.9 Omega/sq with 90% transmission. The high-performance TCEs were fabricated within couple of minutes including the electrospinning and thermal annealing duration. The key aspects of our strategy are the use of a polymer blend consisting of poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and particle-free nature of reactive silver inks. Practical utility of the fabricated transparent electrodes in Joule heaters that work at temperatures as high as 300 degrees C is presented. The simple, versatile, inexpensive, and rapid fabrication of transparent conductive electrodes can enable broad range of applications. (c) 2020 The Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.