The evolution of microstructure/composition of nickel-based thick films prepared from airfirable pastes has been investigated. Through the use of several analytical techniques it has been found that the pastes contain elemental boron and/or a boron-rich component which effectively competes with the oxidation of nickel grains. The evolution of the electrical properties of the film has also been studied. Even when the films are not made of sintered nickel grains, relatively high conductivities and high temperature coefficients of resistance were observed.
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Sirotti, F., Prudenziati, M., Manfredini, T. et al. Nickel-based air-firable thick-film conductors. J Mater Sci 25, 4688–4693 (1990). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01129925
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