Effect of Metallic Glass Particle Size on the Contact Resistance of Ag/Metallic Glass Electrode

Jin Man Park, Keum Hwan Park, Eun Soo Park, Seok Moo Hong, Se Yun Kim, Sang Soo Jee, Eun Sung Lee, Suck Jun Kim, Ki Buem Kim, Do Hyang Kim, Jürgen Eckert

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In this study, electrically conductive Al-based metallic glass (MG) has been applied as an alternative of oxide glass in silver paste. Al85Ni5Y8Co2 MG powder was produced by gas atomization process and simultaneously classified depending on the size of powder. The wetting behavior of MG was dramatically altered by the degree of crystallinity and the size of MG powder, resulting in the different sinterability of silver (Ag) and contact area between Si emitter and Ag. The Ag electrode with smaller MG powder shows much denser structure of Ag and larger contact area, leading to low contact resistance, 0.69 ± 0.38 at p-type and 0.56 ± 0.13 mΩcm2 at n-type emitter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2443-2448
Number of pages6
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
K.B. Kim, D.H. Kim, and J. Eckert acknowledge the support by the Global Research Laboratory Program of the Korea Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society and ASM International.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys


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