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ITO Replacements: Carbon Nanotubes

  • Axel SchindlerEmail author

Abstract

Randomly oriented networks of carbon nanotubes are a promising candidate for ITO replacement. High flexibility and mechanical robustness, as well as vacuum-free deposition from suspensions and almost unlimited material resources enable new applications and lower production costs. This chapter shall give an overview of the main aspects of this new material starting with a general description and deposition techniques. In the following, the mechanical, optical, and electrical properties are discussed. The chapter ends with presented display applications, conclusions, and future prospects.

Keywords

Sheet Resistance Deposition Technique Plastic Substrate Adhesion Promoter Display Application 
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List of Abbreviations

AM

Active Matrix

CNN

Carbon Nanotube Network

CNT

Carbon Nanotube

DOS

Density of States

Ef

Fermi Energy Level

ITO

Indium Tin Oxide

LC

Liquid Crystal

LCD

Liquid Crystal Display

m-SWNT

Metallic Single-Walled Nanotube

PDLC

Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal

R

Sheet Resistance [Ω/□]

RIE

Reactive Ion Etching

SWNT

Single-Walled Nanotube

s-SWNT

Semiconducting Single-Walled Nanotube

T

Optical Transmittance [%]

TEC

Transparent Electronic Conductor

TN

Twisted Nematic

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for System Theory and Display TechnologyUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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