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 is typically fired at 750 or 850°C for 1 hour to ensure adhesion prior to testing at the desired test temperature.
This ink can be used for screen printing for generating electrical connections for wire attachments.