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Inorganic Nanomaterials for Printed Electronics: A Review


Owing to the capability to bypass conventional high-priced and inflexible silicon based electronics to manufacture a variety of devices on flexible substrate by using large-scale and high-volume printing techniques, printed electronics (PE) attracted increasing attention in the field of manufacturing industry for electronic devices. This simple and cost-effective approach could enhance current methods of constructing a patterned surface for nanomaterials and offer opportunities for developing full-printed functional devices, especially offer the possibility of ubiquitous low-cost and flexible devices. This review presents a summary of work to update the inorganic nanomaterials involved PE applications, which is focus on the utilization of inorganic nanomaterials-based inks in the successfully preparation of printed conductive patterns, electrodes, sensors, thin film transistors (TFTs) and other micro-/nanoscale devices. The printing techniques, sintering method and printability of functional inks associated with the challenges are discussed, we look forward to you can glimpse the future of PE applications.

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The article was received on 06 Mar 2017, accepted on 12 May 2017 and first published on 16 May 2017

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR01604B
Citation: Nanoscale, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Inorganic Nanomaterials for Printed Electronics: A Review

    W. Wu, Nanoscale, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7NR01604B

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