Jump to main content
Jump to site search


Inkjet Printing Metals on Flexible Materials for Plastic and Paper Electronics

Abstract

Inorganic printed electronics is now recognized as an area of tremendous commercial potential and technical progress. Many research groups are actively involved worldwide in developing metal nanoparticle inks and precursors for printing inorganic/organic materials using different printing techniques. This review article is focused on inkjet printed metal structures and their applications. It comprises ink formulation, optimal droplet formation as well as adhesion of the printed patterns at the underlying substrate and post treatment like sintering to be considered in the initial ink design. Besides some examples demonstrating aspects on ink formulation via patterning solid surfaces such as glass and silicon oxide, special emphasis will be put on compatibility for usage in plastic and paper electronics. Printing of nanoparticles of copper, silver, gold etc will be discussed and will be compared to printing of a variety of metal-organic precursor inks. Finally, a brief account on exemplary applications using the printed inorganic nanoparticles/materials is highlighted.

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 20 Oct 2017, accepted on 08 Jan 2018 and first published on 08 Jan 2018


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7TC04804A
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
  •   Request permissions

    Inkjet Printing Metals on Flexible Materials for Plastic and Paper Electronics

    N. C. Raut and K. Al-Shamery, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7TC04804A

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements