Controlled Inkjetting of a Conductive Pattern of Silver Nanoparticles Based on the Coffee-Ring Effect

Authors

  • Zhiliang Zhang,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Green Printing, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China
    2. Research Center of Analysis and Test, Shandong Polytechnic University, Jinan, P. R. China
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  • Xingye Zhang,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Green Printing, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China
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  • Zhiqing Xin,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Green Printing, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China
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  • Mengmeng Deng,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Green Printing, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China
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  • Yongqiang Wen,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Green Printing, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China
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  • Yanlin Song

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Green Printing, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China
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Abstract

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Conductive patterns with line widths of 5–10 µm are successfully fabricated by utilizing the coffee-ring effect in inkjet printing, resulting in transmittance values of up to 91.2% in the visible to near-infrared region. This non-lithographic approach broadens the range of fabrication procedures that can be used to create various nanoparticle-based microstructures and electronic devices.

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