The generation of a fine pattern of metallic materials from suspensions is gaining significant interest because it is the key in the fabrications of displays and printed circuit boards. In our experiments, a silver nanoparticle suspension was first deposited onto a Kapton® polyimide film by using an electro-hydrodynamic printing system, including a guide ring and pin (nozzle)-to-pin (ground) electrodes. Then after thermal curing of the particles deposited, a conductor line as fine as 32 μm in width and 0.3 μm in thickness was obtained onto the film. The resistivity of the line was about 13 μΩ∈cm. The pin type ground electrode was helpful in the deposit of the silver nanoparticle suspension along a specific direction. The guide ring repressed the chaotic motion of the jet and prevented the jet from digressing from the centerline. With the electro-hydrodynamic printing method, a nozzle (inner diameter: 140 μm, outer diameter: 320 μm) much larger than an ink jet nozzle could be used.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing|
|Issue number||4 SPEC. ISS.|
|Publication status||Published - 2006 Mar|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)