Heat generation characteristics of microheaters prepared with ITO nanoparticles and organic additives

Kyungwhan Yang, Kyoungah Cho, Kiju Im, Sangsig Kim

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In this study, we demonstrate the heat generation characteristics of microheaters prepared with an ITO nanoparticle (NP) paste, which is a mixture of ITO NPs, polymethyl methacrylate, and terpineol. A comparison with microheaters prepared with ITO NPs only shows that the organic additives substantially enhance their heat generation characteristics. The maximal temperature obtained is 445°C at a bias voltage of 12 V, which is three times higher than for the NP microheaters. Moreover, the NP-paste microheaters have better thermal stability and a more uniform heating zone. The enhancement in the heat generation characteristics results from the smoother surfaces and the higher density of the NP-paste films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-198
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1



  • A. Composites
  • A. Electronic materials
  • A. Thin films
  • C. Electron microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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