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 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.