Four samples of transparent conductive films with different numbers of silver nanorings per unit area were produced. The sheet resistance, transparency, and haze were measured for each sample. Using Monte Carlo simulation, we studied the electrical conductivity of random resistor networks produced by the random deposition of the conducting rings onto the substrate. Both systems of equal-sized rings and systems with rings of different sizes were simulated. Our simulations demonstrated the linear dependence of the electrical conductivity on the number of rings per unit area. Size dispersity decreased the percolation threshold, but without having any other significant effect on the behavior of the electrical conductance. Analytical estimations obtained for dense systems of equal-sized conductive rings were consistent with the simulations.
Transparent electrodes with nanorings: A computational point of view
Mohammad-Reza Azani, Azin Hassanpour, Yuri Yu. Tarasevich, Irina V. Vodolazskaya, Andrei V. Eserkepov; Transparent electrodes with nanorings: A computational point of view. J. Appl. Phys. 21 June 2019; 125 (23): 234903. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5099933
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