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.
5:00 PM–7:00 PM Apr 23, 2019 (US - Arizona)
PCC North, 300 Level, Exhibit Hall C-E