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TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE NANO-COMPOSITES

United States Patent Application

20140042373
A1
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The present invention, in one embodiment, provides a method of forming an organic electric device that includes providing a plurality of carbon nanostructures; and dispersing the plurality of carbon nanostructures in a polymeric matrix to provide a polymeric composite, wherein when the plurality of carbon nanostructures are present at a first concentration an interface of the plurality of carbon nanostructures and the polymeric matrix is characterized by charge transport when an external energy is applied, and when the plurality of carbon nanostructures are present at a second concentration the interface of the plurality of carbon nanostructures and the polymeric matrix are characterized by exciton dissociation when an external energy is applied, wherein the first concentration is less than the second concentration.
Geohegan, David Bruce (Knoxville, TN), Ivanov, Ilia N. (Knoxville, TN), Puretzky, Alexander A. (Knoxville, TN), Jesse, Stephen (Knoxville, TN), Hu, Bin (Knoxville, TN), Garrett, Matthew (Knoxville, TN), Zhao, Bin (Knoxville, TN)
University of Tennessee Research Foundation (Knoxville TN), UT-BATTELLE LLC (Oak Ridge TN)
14/ 021,055
September 9, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC. The U.S. government has certain rights in this invention.