A generally applicable method has been developed for fabricating highly transparent ultrathin Ag films on both glass and plastic substrates using the self-assembled monolayer modified ZnO/Ag/ZnO tri-layer structure. The resulting films show remarkably low surface roughness with very high transparency (>80% between 400 and 600 nm) and low surface resistance (8.61 Ω/□). With an inverted architecture, the devices based on the SAM modified tri-layer UTMF electrode show superior performance and mechanical properties than those using ITO electrode on both glass and plastic substrates.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
Zou, J., Li, C. Z., Chang, C. Y., Yip, H. L., & Jen, A. K. Y. (2014). Interfacial engineering of ultrathin metal film transparent electrode for flexible organic photovoltaic cells. Advanced Materials, 26(22), 3618-3623. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201306212