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

Jung Tang Wu, Steve 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

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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