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Large area controlled assembly of transparent conductive networks

United States Patent

September 29, 2015
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A method of preparing a network comprises disposing a solution comprising particulate materials in a solvent onto a superhydrophobic surface comprising a plurality of superhydrophobic features and interfacial areas between the superhydrophobic features. The plurality of superhydrophobic features has a water contact angle of at least about The method of preparing the network also comprises removing the solvent from the solution of the particulate materials, and forming a network of the particulate materials in the interfacial areas, the particulate materials receding to the interfacial areas as the solvent is removed.
Ivanov; Ilia N. (Knoxville, TN), Simpson; John T. (Clinton, TN)
13/ 287,461
November 2, 2011
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.