Ink-Jet Printing of Conductive Nanostructures

Chapter

Abstract

This chapter refers to the ink-jet printing process of different types of conducting inks. Ink-jet printing is a contactless, digital and additive deposition method. Although the throughput is not as high as other techniques (e.g. gravure or offset printing) ink-jet printing becomes more and more popular. Printing of conducting structures is one step of producing complex microsystems. Therefor the printing process and the annealing temperature of the conductive inks have to be optimized. Different approached are described in this chapter to realize a low cost ink-jet printing process on flexible substrate materials. Also a new type of ink is introduced to achieve low sintering temperatures.

Keywords

Silver Nanoparticles Metal Nanoparticles Emulsion Polymerization Printing Process Butyl Acrylate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Semiconductor and Microsystems TechnologyTechnische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany

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