Transparent, smooth, and sustainable cellulose-derived conductive film applied for the flexible electronic device

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
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2021-05-15
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Carbohydrate Polymers, articlenumber 117820
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A high-performance flexible conductive substrate is one of the key components for developing promising wearable devices. Concerning this, a sustainable, flexible, transparent, and conductive cellulose/ZnO/AZO (CZA) film was developed in this study. The cellulose was used as the transparent substrate. The added AZO was as the conductive layer and ZnO functioned as an interface buffer layer. Results showed that the interface buffer layer of ZnO effectively alleviated the intrinsic incompatibility of organic cellulose and inorganic AZO, resulting in the improvement of the performance of CZA film. In compared with the controlled cellulose/AZO (CA) film with 365 Ω/sq sheet resistance and 87% transmittance, this CZA film featured a low conductive sheet resistance of 115 Ω/sq and high transmittance of 89%, as well as low roughness of 1.85 nm Moreover, the existence of conducive ZnO buffer layer enabled the conductivity of CZA film to be stable under the bending treatment. Herein, a flexible electronic device was successfully prepared with the biomass materials, which would be available by a roll-to-roll production process.
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cellulose, conductive film, ZnO buffer layer, flexible electronic device
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Liu, X, Xiao, W, Tao, T, Yang, JI, Li, H, Chen, Q, Huang, L, Ni, Y, Chen, L, Ouyang, X, Zhu, X & Li, J 2021, ' Transparent, smooth, and sustainable cellulose-derived conductive film applied for the flexible electronic device ', Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 260, 117820 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2021.117820