Conductive silver patterns via ethylene glycol vapor reduction of ink-jet printed silver nitrate tracks on a polyimide substrate

Jung Tang Wu, Lien-Chung Hsu, Ming Hsiu Tsai, Weng Sing Hwang

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Abstract

In this paper, we report using ethylene glycol vapor reduction approach to fabricate conductive silver tracks directly from silver nitrate solution by ink-jet printing. The silver nitrate precursor can be reduced in ethylene glycol vapor to form silver at low temperatures. X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis, and energy dispersive spectrometric analysis results indicate that the silver nitrate has been converted to silver completely. Using a high concentration silver nitrate solution, continuous silver conductive lines with a resistivity of 7.314 × 10- 5 Ω cm have been produced, which is relatively close to the resistivity of bulk silver.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5913-5917
Number of pages5
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume517
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug 31

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Silver Nitrate
silver nitrates
Ethylene Glycol
inks
Ethylene glycol
polyimides
Silver
Ink
Polyimides
glycols
Nitrates
ethylene
Vapors
silver
vapors
Substrates
Ink jet printing
electrical resistivity
printing
Thermogravimetric analysis

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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