Our silver ink often is used as a contact paste for electrochemical testing, and is especially useful for performing these types of tests at lower temperatures (less than 850°C). The silver ink is screen printable, for ease of application. It also can be used as a reference electrode.
Silver ink is also helpful for reducing resistance of electrical connections. Our silver ink is included in our new planar 5 cm X 5 cm and 10 cm X 10 cm test fixtures to help increase the facilitate electrical contact between the current leads manifolds.
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.