Conductive transparent Nanotube networks:


Carbon nanotube films have been shown to be very conductive and transparent, which make them very promising for use in various applications. Solution based fabrication of nanotube networks is desirable for it is a cheap and potentially easy fabrication method. We are using various kinds of deposition methods including spin coating, dip casting, and Quasi Langmuir-Blodgett deposition. Additionally, the optical and electronics properties of this novel film are under study, including 2-D percolation behavior and conductivity from DC up to UV. We are also exploring several chemicals to increase the conductivity without affecting the transparency.



   Fig. 1 Uniform Nanotube on polymer shows 85% transparency




          Fig. 2 Controlled density of Nanotube film on filter shows percolation behavior




          Improve the conductivity while retaining high transparency