A1: Structure-property relations of nanowire networks
Structure-property relations of nanowire networks
Silver nanowire (AgNW) networks are very promising as flexible transparent electrodes for optoelectronic devices. They fulfill the requirement of low sheet resistance combined with high transmittance. Additionally, even under severe mechanical stress, they remain fully functional. However the microscopic details of the deformation behavior of AgNW networks is not yet fully understood. In order to provide scale bridging understanding of failure mechanisms and prospectively optimize the deformation behavior of AgNW electrodes, in situ mechanical testing of individual wires and networks are performed in the transmission electron microscope. Additionally in operando experiments on full solar cells will be carried out.