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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry