Flexible Electrodes for Methods of Manufacture Thereof
This invention is a method of fabricating flexible transparent electrodes consisting of gold, silver or platinum metallic nanostructures. This method results in formation of flexible electrodes with in-planesinusoidal wavy nanowire network structure with enhanced tensile and optical properties.
Bio-integrated medical devices
Traditional transparent electrodes are made of indium tin oxide thin films which are brittle with poor flexibility
Newer materials like graphene, carbon nanotube films and metallic materials have limited optical transmittance
High stretchability with 3X more tensile strength
High performance in cyclic stretching (100% strain and 100,000 cycles)
High optical transparency over a broad wavelength (30-300nm)