Transparent heaters based on solution-processed indium tin oxide nanoparticles

Kiju Im, Kyoungah Cho, Jonghyun Kim, Sangsig Kim

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We demonstrate transparent heaters constructed on glass substrates using solution-processed indium tin oxide (ITO) nanoparticles (NPs) and their heating capability. The heat-generating characteristics of the heaters depended significantly on the sintering temperature at which the ITO NPs deposited on a glass substrate by spin-coating were transformed thermally into a solid film. The steady-state temperature of the ITO NP film sintered at 400 °C was 163 °C at a bias voltage of 20 V, and the defrosting capability of the film was confirmed by using dry-ice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3960-3963
Number of pages4
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 3

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National R&D Project for Nano Science and Technology ( 10022916-2006-22 ), the Center for Integrated-Nano-Systems (CINS) of the Korea Research Foundation ( KRF-2006-005-J03601 ), the “SystemIC2010” project of the Korea Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) through the National Research Lab. Program ( R0A-2005-000-10045-02 (2007) ), the Nano R&D Program ( M10703000980-07M0300-98010 ), and World Class University (WCU , R32-2008-000-10082-0 ) Project.


  • Defroster
  • Indium tin oxide
  • Nanoparticles
  • Transparent heater

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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