Screen-Printed Fabrication of PEDOT:PSS/Silver Nanowire Composite Films for Transparent Heaters
AbstractA transparent and flexible film heater was fabricated; based on a hybrid structure of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) and silver nanowires (Ag NWs) using a screen printing; which is a scalable production technology. The resulting film integrates the advantages of the two conductive materials; easy film-forming and strong adhesion to the substrate of the polymer PEDOT:PSS; and high conductivity of the Ag NWs. The fabricated composite films with different NW densities exhibited the transmittance within the range from 82.3% to 74.1% at 550 nm. By applying 40 V potential on the films; a stable temperature from 49 °C to 99 °C was generated within 30 s to 50 s. However; the surface temperature of the pristine PEDOT:PSS film did not increase compared to the room temperature. The composite film with the transmittance of 74.1% could be heated to the temperatures from 41 °C to 99 °C at the driven voltages from 15 V to 40 V; indicating that the film heater exhibited uniform heating and rapid thermal response. Therefore; the PEDOT:PSS/Ag NW composite film is a promising candidate for the application of the transparent and large-scale film heaters. View Full-Text
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He, X.; He, R.; Lan, Q.; Wu, W.; Duan, F.; Xiao, J.; Zhang, M.; Zeng, Q.; Wu, J.; Liu, J. Screen-Printed Fabrication of PEDOT:PSS/Silver Nanowire Composite Films for Transparent Heaters. Materials 2017, 10, 220.
He X, He R, Lan Q, Wu W, Duan F, Xiao J, Zhang M, Zeng Q, Wu J, Liu J. Screen-Printed Fabrication of PEDOT:PSS/Silver Nanowire Composite Films for Transparent Heaters. Materials. 2017; 10(3):220.Chicago/Turabian Style
He, Xin; He, Ruihui; Lan, Qiuming; Wu, Weijie; Duan, Feng; Xiao, Jundong; Zhang, Mei; Zeng, Qingguang; Wu, Jianhao; Liu, Junyan. 2017. "Screen-Printed Fabrication of PEDOT:PSS/Silver Nanowire Composite Films for Transparent Heaters." Materials 10, no. 3: 220.
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