Our nickel ink is an excellent contact paste for SOFC testing, and is especially good for enhancing the electrical contact on the anode side of a cell during fuel cell testing. The nickel ink can also be used as a reference electrode, but any electrical testing with the nickel paste will require that the sample be under a reducing gas to maintain good electrical conductivity.
Typical Use Guidelines
This is a great ink for making electrical connections for electrochemical testing of fuel cells, ceramic substrates, electrochemical materials, and metals.
Stirring the ink before use is highly recommended. For best results, the ink should be stirred with a spatula or a sonic wand to achieve an even consistency prior to use.
This ink can be used for screen printing for generating electrical connections for wire attachments.
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Tips for Making Electrical Connections
Ensuring a solid connection between your electrodes and current collector is critical for obtaining good test results. Leveraging our experience in electrochemical testing, testing we have we offer the following suggestions for obtaining optimum results with our silver paste product.
Annealing conditions: 1°C per minute to 800°C, hold for 1 hr, cool to room temp.