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Screen printable MWCNT inks for printed electronics

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Abstract

Development of oxidation resistant conductive inks with low curing temperatures is a challenging problem in printed electronics. The present work introduces a newly formulated room temperature curable conducting ink using multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) for printable electronic application. The organic vehicle composition of the ink is meticulously controlled based on their rheological characteristics. The ink was screen printed on different flexible substrates like paper, Mylar®, photopaper, cellulose acetate sheets and silicone rubber. A morphological study of the printed pattern was also performed using SEM and AFM. The electrical characterization of the ink printed on flexible substrates was studied and a sheet resistance of 0.5–13 Ω sq−1 for three strokes was reported.

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Submitted
05 Jun 2017
Accepted
04 Sep 2017
First published
11 Sep 2017

This article is Open Access

RSC Adv., 2017,7, 44076-44081
Article type
Paper

Screen printable MWCNT inks for printed electronics

H. Menon, R. Aiswarya and K. P. Surendran, RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 44076
DOI: 10.1039/C7RA06260E

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