Improving quality of inkjet printed metal nanoparticle conductors

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    During the last couple of years several ink manufacturers have presented metal nanoparticle inks for inkjet printing. These inks provide low resistances on plastic and paper substrates, thus enabling manufacturing of highconductivity conductors that could be used in circuit boards. Inkjet printing of a commercial silver nanoparticle ink on paper and plastic substrates has been investigated. The focus has been on making narrow lines and low resistance structures by varying substrate type, substrate temperature during printing and ink drop size. It has been found that the metal nanoparticle inkjet inks are suitable for making conductors. Also the inkjet technology itself is ready to produce fine details required in circuit board manufacturing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 22nd International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies
    Subtitle of host publicationDenver, USA, 17-22 September 2006
    Place of PublicationSpringfield, VA, USA
    PublisherThe Society for Imaging Science and Technology, IS&T
    ISBN (Print)0-89208-263-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication


    • inkjet
    • nanoparticles
    • dynamic interactions
    • conductor
    • print quality
    • resistance


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