Copper-Based Nanowires for Printable Memory and Stretchable Conductors
Matthew Catenacci, Ph.D. candidate
Benjamin Wiley, advisor
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Location: French Family Science Center 3232
Avery, Meg

In the field of electronic materials, metal nanowires have been extensively studied for both their syntheses and their properties in electronic composites and devices.  This dissertation addresses challenges in the field of electronic materials development with the use of copper nanowires synthesized in gram-scale syntheses, as well as provides analysis of devices and composites that could only be feasibly manufactured thanks to the large-scale syntheses.  Such devices and composites include fully-printed computer memories with electronic properties competitive with flash memory, and stretchable conductive composites with high conductivity, high strain cycling endurance, and the ability to be patterned into stretchable circuits.