Vol.30 No.4

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  • Journal of the Microelectronics and Packaging Society
  • Volume 28(1); 2021
  • Article


Journal of the Microelectronics and Packaging Society 2021;28(1):73-77. Published online: Mar, 18, 2022

Effect of Argon Plasma Treatment On Silver Nanowires

  • Vo Thi Bao Tran, Dooho Choi
    School of Advanced Materials Engineering, Dong-Eui University, 176 Eomgwangro, Busan 47340, Republic of Korea
Corresponding author E-mail: dhchoi@deu.ac.kr

In this study, we report on the effects of argon plasma treatment on Ag nanowires by varying the power and duration. Sheet resistance was found to be significantly reduced to 10 ohm/sq. relative to the value of 21 ohm/sq. for the pristine sample. Such a reduction was found to be associated with welded junctions between Ag nanowires, which results in enhanced current flow. With the optimized plasma treatment conditions, the maximum and average transmittance were 76.8% and 71%, respectively. Finally, we fabricated transparent heating devices based on the methodology, which exhibited superior heating capability.

Keywords Sputtering, Thin Films, Transparent Electrodes, Sheet Resistance, Transmittance