NanoSpekt: Transparent conductive materials based on nanoparticles

Flexible and printed electronics require new material. Here, we focus on optically transparent materials for the electronics of the future. This BMBF-funded research project, a part of the NanoMatFutur initiative, uses nanoparticles with defined shapes and arrangements inside polymers to make transparent electrodes for touch-screen display or solar cells, for example. Chemists, material scientists and an engineer collaborate very closely in a team to create new materials that can be processed with well-established wet coating and printing techniques.