High thermal performance of SnO2:F thin transparent heaters with scattered metal nanodots

Chairul Hudaya, Bup Ju Jeon, Joong Kee Lee

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Facile production and novel transparent heaters consisting of fluorine-doped tin oxide (SnO2:F or FTO) thin films covered with three different scattered metal nanodots (Cr-nd, NiCr-nd and Ni-nd) prepared by plasma-enhanced sputtering system and electron cyclotron resonance-metal organic chemical vapor deposition are investigated. The heaters exhibit excellent optical transmittances of over 85% and superior saturated temperatures of more than 80 °C when a relatively low 12 V DC is supplied. The scattered metal nanodots FTO heaters successfully improve the specific power of bare FTO heater by 21, 15, and 12% for NiCr-nd FTO, Cr-nd FTO, and Ni-nd FTO, respectively. These results reveal that the FTO transparent heaters with scattered metal nanodots are the suitable heating materials that can be applied for various functional devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-61
Number of pages5
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO)
  • saturated temperature
  • scattered metal nanodots
  • thin films
  • transparent heaters

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