The advent of modern technology has increased the demand of electronic applicationsto a large extent. Transparent conductors have found new opportunities as a result of such technological development. The cost-efficient material used in building these apps is easily foldable and flexible besides conforming to curves and bends.
In order to achieve these curves, silver nanowire coatings are a natural solution. In comparison to certain transparent conductors and materials like indium tin oxide, the electrical and optical conductivity of silver nanowires is considerably much higher.
Surfaces with strange shapes and varying textures can be manufactured once such materials are applied to transparent conductors developed with the help of silver nanowires. Surfaces of these types aren’t only transparent, but they may even be bended as with plastic. The end product is a surface that’s touch sensitive and used in creating device interfaces, which are used by us for computing purposes.
Necessities of touchscreen evolution
Device manufacturers are now opting for conductivity less than 100 per square just to boost user experience and turn their touchscreens more responsive. In order to detect touching a screen with 10 fingers and to ensure a quicker response time, you’ll need to ensure higher conductivity. This is more specifically needed when you’re developing touchscreen for monitors covering an area of up to 20 inches.
Smart-phones, laptops and other smart devices have certain transparent conductors that are based on films and bear touchscreens that are shatterproof, light and thin.
Displays are made more flexible with the help of transparent conductors, which you can roll or bend as per your need. Transparent conductors are quite inexpensive and facilitate adoption and production of all new and upcoming products in a large scale.
Few of the tech giants like Nissha, TPK, 3M, LG and Hitachi are now depending on transparent conductors like silver nanowires.
Creating laser patterns without any consumables and delivering advanced light transmission get easier with silver nanowire conductors. It lowers the processing costs. In an attempt to reduce the cost of developing transparent conductors based on silver nanowire, capital equipment and other manufacturing advantages are provided. The volumes of producing silver nanowires are quite high and cost effective. Further lessening of costs is possible by including single-layered sensors.
In addition, silver nanowires help manufacturers gain an edge past their legacy technologies while creating consumer electronics designs by improving the performance of end-product and simplifying the process of developing touch screens. You won’t really come across any downside. Compared to solutions based on films, the cost of touch-screen manufacturing technologies may vary from moderate to expensive. You’ll soon be able to move on to some more wearable and flexible device as the cost of material comes down with time.