Intense-pulsed-light irradiation of Ag nanowire-based transparent electrodes for use in flexible organic light emitting diodes

Chang Hyun Song, Ki Hoon Ok, Chan Jae Lee, Youngmin Kim, Min Gi Kwak, Chul Jong Han, Namsu Kim, Byeong Kwon Ju, Jong Woong Kim

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Silver nanowire (AgNW) based transparent electrodes are inherently coarse and therefore typically are only ever weakly bonded to a substrate. A remarkable improvement in the characteristics of a AgNW network film has, however, been achieved through a simple and short process of irradiating it with intense pulsed light (IPL). This not only avoids any severe deterioration in the optical characteristics of the AgNW film, but also significantly improves its electrical conductivity, adhesion to a polymeric substrate, and ability to endure bending stress. Most important of all, however, is the finding that the surface roughness of AgNW networks can also be improved by radiation. In a series of measurements made of organic light emitting diodes fabricated using these treated electrodes, it was revealed that the leakage current can be notably reduced by IPL treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-215
Number of pages8
JournalOrganic Electronics
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Feb

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Technology Innovation Program ( 10042414 , More than 60” transparent flexible display with UD resolution for IT fusion Infortainment System), as funded by the “Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MI, Korea)”.

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© 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Ag nanowire
  • Flexible electrode
  • Intense pulsed light
  • Organic light emitting diode
  • Transparent electrode

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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