Design and evaluation of single nozzle with a non-conductive tip for reducing applied voltage and pattern width in electrohydrodynamic jet printing (EHDP)

Sang Yoon Kim, Yong Kim, Jaehong Park, Jungho Hwang

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We investigated the effect of a non-conductive tip inserted into a capillary nozzle (inner diameter of 860 μm) on jet formation and pattern width in electrohydrodynamic jet printing. Simulated and experimental results showed that the non-conductive tip stabilized the jet, and reduced the effective nozzle diameter and the onset voltage needed for the cone-jet mode, by eliminating the backflow near the apex of the liquid cone while a tiny backflow away from the apex of the liquid cone still remained. Silver nanocolloid patterns with an average width of 18.5 μm (standard deviation: 1.5 μm) were obtained with an applied voltage of 2.7 kV, a flow rate of 3 μl min -1 and a stage velocity of 200 mm s-1.

Original languageEnglish
Article number055009
JournalJournal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 13


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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