Cambrios, an electronic materials supplier, has developed a novel material that the company sells under the trademark “ClearOhm.” In one form, this material is composed of silver nanowires distributed on surfaces to create transparent conductive networks.
Cambrios is currently selling ClearOhm coating materials and ClearOhm material coated on substrates such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film, glass, polycarbonate and other substrates relevant to electronics, displays, touch screens, photovoltaic cells, organic LED (OLED) devices, e-paper and others.
“There are only a few ways to synthesize highly crystalline, highly conductive silver nanowires,” said Dr. Michael Knapp, president and CEO of Cambrios. “The University of Washington’s patent covers an extremely important method for this purpose because it is scaleable and cost-effective. At Cambrios, we have spent considerable time and resources developing a process that produces very pure, high performance materials that are now being commercialized. We congratulate Drs. Xia and Sun for the patent award.”