Low temperature sintering of inkjet printed metal precursor inks for organic electronic applications

Jolke Perelaer, Sebastian Wun̈scher, M. Wolf Franziska, Robert Abbel, Michael Grouchko, Shlomo Magdassi, S. Schubert Ulrich

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Abstract

As a nascent technology that developed during the last decades from only printing text and graphics into an important scientific research tool for R&D, inkjet printers are nowadays used as a highly reproducible non-contact patterning tool. In contrast to non-digital patterning tools, inkjet printing represents an additive technique that requires only small amounts of functional materials and is therefore characterized as being a highly efficient materials patterning technique. In particular, inkjet printing of metal precursor materials has been used more and more during the last few years, in order to produce conductive features for plastic electronic applications. Here, we present our recent results in the sintering of inkjet printed metal nanoparticle dispersion on cost-effective polymer foils. In order to sinter the particles at speeds that are compatible with roll-to-roll speeds, we have used combinations of innovative sintering methods. Conductivity values between 40 and 60% were hereby obtained in a few seconds to minutes by using either photonic or plasma pre-sintering followed by microwave flash sintering.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationNIP 2013
Subtitle of host publication29th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies and Digital Fabrication 2013
Pages359-362
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2013
Event29th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, NIP 2013 and Digital Fabrication 2013 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 29 Sep 20133 Oct 2013

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Digital Printing Technologies
ISSN (Print)2169-4362
ISSN (Electronic)2169-4451

Conference

Conference29th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, NIP 2013 and Digital Fabrication 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period29/09/133/10/13

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