Structure-property relations of individual nanowires

Structure-property relations of individual nanowires

(Third Party Funds Group – Sub project)

Overall project: In-situ Characterization of Nanomaterials with Electrons, X-rays/Neutrons and Scanning Probes
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Start date: 1. October 2013
End date: 30. September 2017
Acronym: A1
Funding source: DFG / Graduiertenkolleg (GRK)


Silver nanowire networks are very promising as flexible electrode for organic (opto)electronics.  They fulfill the requirement of a low sheet resistance combined with high transmittance and macroscopic bending tests show excellent performance. In order to understand failure mechanisms and prospectively optimize the deformation behavior of AgNW electrodes in situ mechanical testing in the TEM is conducted. In situ tensile tests of single Ag NWs  as well as Ag NW networks are conducted in this project in order to perform scale bridging failure analysis