Room temperature preparation of conductive silver features using spin-coating and inkjet printing

J.J.P. Valeton, K. Hermans, C.W.M. Bastiaansen, D.J. Broer, J. Perelaer, U.S. Schubert, G.P. Crawford, P.J. Smith

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Abstract

Inkjet printing and spin-coating have been used to prepare patterns using a silver-containing metallo-organic decomposition ink. The patterned ink was reduced to silver by exposure to UV light and subsequent treatment with hydroquinone solution. This process, which took less than a minute, was performed at room temperature, which allowed low glass transition temperature polymeric substrates, such as PET, to be used. The conductivity of the silver patterns was found to be 10% that of bulk silver. The mechanical stability was also measured, with a linear increase in resistance seen for increasing strain, and no significant change in resistance seen after 12000 cyclic deformations
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-546
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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