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Applied Physics A

, 104:1113 | Cite as

Multi-nozzle electrohydrodynamic inkjet printing of silver colloidal solution for the fabrication of electrically functional microstructures

  • Arshad Khan
  • Khalid Rahman
  • Myung-Taek Hyun
  • Dong-Soo Kim
  • Kyung-Hyun ChoiEmail author
Article

Abstract

In this paper, multi-nozzle electrohydrodynamic (EHD) inkjet printing of a colloidal solution containing silver nanoparticles in a fully controlled fashion is reported. For minimizing interaction, i.e. cross-talk, between neighboring jets, the distance between the nozzles was optimized numerically by investigating the magnitude of the electric field strength around the tip of each nozzle. A multi-nozzle EHD inkjet printing head consisting of three nozzles was fabricated and successfully tested by simultaneously printing electrically conductive lines of a colloidal solution containing silver nanoparticles onto a glass substrate. The printed results show electrical resistivity of 5.05×10−8 Ω m, which is almost three times larger than that of bulk silver. These conductive microtracks demonstrate the feasibility of the multi-nozzle EHD inkjet printing process for industrial fabrication of microelectronic devices.

Keywords

Silver Nanoparticles PDMS Inkjet Printing Taylor Cone Printing Head 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arshad Khan
    • 1
  • Khalid Rahman
    • 1
  • Myung-Taek Hyun
    • 1
  • Dong-Soo Kim
    • 2
  • Kyung-Hyun Choi
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringJeju National UniversityJejuSouth Korea
  2. 2.Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM)DaejeonSouth Korea

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