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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 8795374, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/8795374
Research Article

Comparative Study of Deposit through a Membrane and Spin-Coated MWCNT as a Flexible Anode for Optoelectronic Applications

Laboratory of Physics of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences, Faculty of Sciences of Monastir, Avenue of the Environment, 5019 Monastir, Tunisia

Received 20 December 2015; Accepted 7 February 2016

Academic Editor: Hassan Karimi-Maleh

Copyright © 2016 Walid Aloui et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We present a comparative study between multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) thin films deposited on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrates using (i) spin-coating technique and (ii) deposition through a membrane. We deduce from transparence, electrical properties, and AFM image that deposition through membrane presents better properties than spin-coating method. The concentration comparison shows that the optimum result was achieved at a concentration of 1.2 mg·mL−1 corresponding to a resistance () of 180 Ω·cm−2 and an optical transparence of about 81% using a wavelength 550 nm. We will also demonstrate the use of the elaborated electrodes to fabricate the following flexible structure: PET-MWCNTs/MEH-PPV/Al. The series resistance and the ideality factor were calculated.