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|Inkjet Printable Dispersions of Silver and Gold Nanoparticles|
|Keywords: Inkjet, Silver, Gold|
|Miniaturization and increased complexity of electronic devices are two major trends in the electronic industry. Recent research indicates that inkjet printing can be successfully used in building smaller and more complex structures. This paper describes new methods for generating highly dispersed uniform silver and gold nanoparticles and for incorporating them into printable inks. The complex silver and gold patterns deposited with a ‘drop-on-demand' inkjet printer were sintered at different temperatures and converted into thin, highly conductive metal layers. In the case of silver, we show that the film microstructure and electrical resistivity can be tailored by using bimodal particle size distributions.|
|Dan V. Goia, Professor