Graphene-silica composite thin films as transparent conductors

Supinda Watcharotone, Dmitriy A. Diking Sasha Stankovich, Richard Pinery, Inhwa Jung, Geoffrey H.B. Dommett, Guennadi Evmenenko, Shang En Wu, Shu Fang Chen, Chuan Pu Liu, Sonbinh T. Nguyen, Rodney S. Ruoff

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Transparent and electrically conductive composite silica films were fabricated on glass and hydrophilic SiO x/Vsilicon substrates by incorporation of individual graphene oxide sheets into silica sols followed by spin-coating, chemical reduction, and thermal curing. The resulting films were characterized by SEM, AFM, TEM, low-angle X-ray reflectivity, XPS, UV-vis spectroscopy, and electrical conductivity measurements. The electrical conductivity of the films compared favorably to those of composite thin films of carbon nanotubes in silica.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1888-1892
Number of pages5
JournalNano letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Watcharotone, S., Diking Sasha Stankovich, D. A., Pinery, R., Jung, I., Dommett, G. H. B., Evmenenko, G., Wu, S. E., Chen, S. F., Liu, C. P., Nguyen, S. T., & Ruoff, R. S. (2007). Graphene-silica composite thin films as transparent conductors. Nano letters, 7(7), 1888-1892.