Flexible transparent conductive materials based on silver nanowire networks: a review

Nanotechnology. 2013 Nov 15;24(45):452001. doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/24/45/452001. Epub 2013 Oct 11.


The class of materials combining high electrical or thermal conductivity, optical transparency and flexibility is crucial for the development of many future electronic and optoelectronic devices. Silver nanowire networks show very promising results and represent a viable alternative to the commonly used, scarce and brittle indium tin oxide. The science and technology research of such networks are reviewed to provide a better understanding of the physical and chemical properties of this nanowire-based material while opening attractive new applications.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't