Microsystem Technologies

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 605–611 | Cite as

Alignment of Ag nanoparticles with graft copolymer bearing thiocarbonyl moieties

  • Sajjad Husain Mir
  • Kyohei Ebata
  • Hiromu Yanagiya
  • Bungo Ochiai
Technical Paper


Facile networked alignment of AgNPs was attained by employing a graft copolymer bearing C=S moieties prepared via combination of free radical polymerization and polyaddition. The self-assembly induced the formation of the networked structure with cavities leading to translucency. The vertical conductivity depended on contact force, and suggests potential applications for printable devices such as touch screens.



This work was financially supported by Network Joint Research Center for Materials and Devices (2012253) and JSPS KAKENHI (20710081). We thank Drs. Katsuaki Suganuma and Masaya Nogi of Osaka University for their kind advices. We also thank Foundation for Promotion of Materials Science and Technology of Japan for the financial support and the HR SEM and STEM measurements.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sajjad Husain Mir
    • 1
  • Kyohei Ebata
    • 1
  • Hiromu Yanagiya
    • 1
  • Bungo Ochiai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringYamagata UniversityYonezawaJapan

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