Assisted sintering of silver nanoparticle inkjet inks on paper with active coatings
2015 (English)In: RSC Advances, ISSN 2046-2069, E-ISSN 2046-2069, Vol. 5, 64841-64849 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Inkjet-printed metal films are important within the emerging field of printed electronics. For large-scale manufacturing, low-cost flexible substrates and low temperature sintering is desired. Tailored coated substrates are interesting for roll-to-roll fabrication of printed electronics, since a suitable tailoring of the ink-substrate system may reduce, or remove, the need for explicit sintering. Here we utilize specially designed coated papers, containing chloride as an active sintering agent. The built-in sintering agent greatly assists low-temperature sintering of inkjet-printed AgNP films. Further, we examine the effect of variations in coating pore size and precoating type. Interestingly, we find that the sintering is substantially affected by these parameters.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 5, 64841-64849 p.
printed electronics, sintering, inkjet printing, silver nanoparticles, AgNP, thin films, paper, coatings, chemical sintering, mesoporous, flexible electronics
Materials Engineering Nano Technology Materials Chemistry Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-23418DOI: 10.1039/c5ra06626cISI: 000359136500003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84938717754OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-23418DiVA: diva2:763166