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Screen-Printed Fabrication of PEDOT:PSS/Silver Nanowire Composite Films for Transparent Heaters

School of Applied Physics and Materials, Wuyi University, Jiangmen 529020, Guangdong, China
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Academic Editors: Silvia Schintke and Giorgio Biasiol
Materials 2017, 10(3), 220;
Received: 24 October 2016 / Revised: 15 February 2017 / Accepted: 20 February 2017 / Published: 23 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Materials for Printable Transparent Electrodes)
A 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
Keywords: screen printing; conductive film; transparent heater screen printing; conductive film; transparent heater
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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.

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