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Electrohydrodynamic micropatterning of silver ink using near-field electrohydrodynamic jet printing with tilted-outlet nozzle

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This paper introduces for the first time near-field electrohydrodynamic jet printing with tilted-outlet nozzle to obtain the fine and highly conductive patterns of silver (Ag) ink. Line widths produced by near-field electrohydrodynamic jet printing are less than 6 μm, which is approximately twenty times smaller than that of inkjet printing. Under optimized Ag ink annealing ranges 3–9 min for 30 wt% at 150°C, we observed Ag line pattern resistivities as low as 7×10−6 Ω⋅cm. Ag ink conduction mechanisms were brought to light from microstructure analysis and post-thermal-annealing examination of electrical characteristics.

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Youn, DH., Kim, SH., Yang, YS. et al. Electrohydrodynamic micropatterning of silver ink using near-field electrohydrodynamic jet printing with tilted-outlet nozzle. Appl. Phys. A 96, 933–938 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-009-5262-7

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