Transparent Film Heater Using Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes


  • We acknowledge the financial support of Center for Nanoscale Mechatronics & Manufacturing, the 21C Frontier Program in Korea. The authors thank Sang-Young Kim of Hyundai•Kia Motors and Korea Autoglass Inc.


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A transparent heater is produced from single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) with a high thermal conductivity. A transparent conducting SWCNT film is fabricated on glass or polymer substrates by using a vacuum infiltration method. SWCNT films with a transparency of 65–97 % and a sheet resistance of 230–3500 Ω square–1 are demonstated. These films are good candidates for many applications that require transparent film heaters.