Inkjet-printing of indium tin oxide (ITO) films for transparent conducting electrodes

Myun Sung Hwang, Bong Yong Jeong, Jooho Moon, Sang Ki Chun, Jihoon Kim

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Indium-tin-oxide (ITO) films have been prepared by inkjet-printing using ITO nanoparticle inks. The electrical and optical properties of the ITO films were investigated in order to understand the effects of annealing temperatures under microwave. The decrease in the sheet resistance and resistivity of the inkjet-printed ITO films was observed as the annealing temperature increases. The film annealed at 400 °C showed the sheet resistance of 517 Ω/sq with the film thickness of ∼580 nm. The optical transmittance of the films remained constant regardless of their annealing temperatures. In order to further reduce the sheet resistance of the films, Ag-grid was printed in between two layers of inkjet-printed ITO. With 3 mm Ag-grid line-to-line pitch, the Ag-grid inserted ITO film has the sheet resistance of 3.4 Ω/sq and the transmittance of 84% after annealing at 200 °C under microwave.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1128-1131
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering B: Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 25

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by Small & Medium Business Administration (SMBA), Korea under Grant No. S1072318 .

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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