Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2016, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (10): 2399-2410.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201606242

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Graphene: Synthesis, Characterization and Application in Transparent Conductive Films

Jie-Jun ZHU1,2,Hai-Bin SUN3,1,Yao-Zheng WU1,Jian-Guo WAN1,*(),Guang-Hou WANG1   

  1. 1 National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, P. R. China
    2 Department of Applied Physics, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing 210009, P. R. China
    3 Key Laboratory of Advanced Micro/Nano Functional Materials, Department of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Xinyang Normal University, Xinyang 464000, Henan Province, P. R. China
  • Received:2016-04-25 Published:2016-09-30
  • Contact: Jian-Guo WAN
  • Supported by:
    National Key Basic Research Program of China (973)(2015CB921203);National Natural Science Foundationof China(51472113);National Natural Science Foundationof China(11134005)


Over the past decade, graphene has been the focus of intensive research because of its remarkable physical and chemical properties. Researchers have made many efforts to synthesize graphene and investigate its potential applications. In this article, we first briefly review the fabrication processes and properties of graphene. Then, we discuss the application of graphene/Ag hybrid films as transparent conductive films (TCFs). Next, we introduce our results on this topic. Graphene and Ag nanowires were synthesized by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and the polyol process, respectively. We successfully fabricated a graphene/Ag hybrid film with a low sheet resistance (Rs) of 26 Ω·□-1. Finally, we describe the main challenges facing graphene hybrid films and their potential applications in a wide range of optoelectronic devices.

Key words: Graphene, Silver nanowire, transparent conductive film, Sheet resistance, Optical transmittance