Date/Time: 04-23-2019 - Tuesday - 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Monee Roul1 Sangram Pradhan1 Kyo Song1 Messaoud Bahoura1

1, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia, United States

We report the electrothermal properties of AZO/Ag/AZO (AAA) trilayer on PET, which helped us develop a low cost high performance transparent flexible electrode and heater (TFEH) using RF magnetron sputtering. The thickness of the Ag interlayer (1.6 nm to 5 nm) in the AAA trilayer was varied, and its electrical, optical and structural properties was thoroughly investigated. At optimized Ag interlayer thickness of 5 nm, the AAA trilayer based TFEH yielded saturation temperatures beyond 100 °C at 10 V which makes it a suitable energy efficient device. The time dependent temperature profile along with its highly stable and reversible thermal behavior demonstrated that it is a promising low cost TFEH device that can be developed industrially on large areas using RF magnetron sputtering. Most importantly the AAA trilayer based TFEH provides a high-performance alternative to the conventional ITO electrodes at a much lower cost.

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