A transparent conducting film composed of regular networks of silver nanowires is obtained by combining a soft solution process (Tollens' reaction) and nanoimprint lithography. The solution-grown nanowire networks show a threefold higher conductivity than grids obtained by metal evaporation. This is due to the larger grain size in the solution-grown nanowires, which results in a strong reduction of electron scattering by grain boundaries.

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Sciacca, B., van de Groep, J., Polman, A., & Garnett, E. (2016). Solution-grown silver nanowire ordered arrays as transparent electrodes. Adv. Mater., 28(5, Article number: 905), 909–976. doi:10.1002/adma.201504045