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Well-defined silver conductive pattern fabricated on polyester fabric by screen printing dopamine surface modifier followed with electroless plating

Abstract

In this paper, we developed a novel method to fabricate silver conductive patterns on the polyester fabric (PET) by screen-printing of dopamine (DOPA) tracks firstly, then silver ions were reduced by polydopamine (PDA) tracks which was self-polymerized by dopamine (DOPA) and with electroless plating at last. The polydopamine (PDA) could definitely adhesive to the surface of fabric and reduce the silver ions to initiate the electroless plating. The process was confirmed by Fourier transforms infrared spectra (FTIR), scanning electron microscope (SEM), Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The conductivity of the well-defined silver patterns on PET fabric was 0.86Ω sq-1. In addition, the electronic patterns fabricated by proposed method can maintain function under cyclical bending test and Scotch®-tape test, indicating their great potential in applications of flexible devices and wearable electronics.

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The article was received on 15 Nov 2017, accepted on 10 Jan 2018 and first published on 10 Jan 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02246H
Citation: Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Well-defined silver conductive pattern fabricated on polyester fabric by screen printing dopamine surface modifier followed with electroless plating

    Y. Mao, M. Zhu, W. Wang and D. Yu, Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02246H

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