The authors thank the Academy of Finland, the National Technology Agency of Finland (TEKES), the Graduate School of Infotech Oulu, the Tauno Tönningin Säätiö, and the Nokia Foundation for supporting this work. C.S., S.K., and P.M.A. acknowledge the support received from the Interconnect Focus Center New York at RPI.
Inkjet Printing of Electrically Conductive Patterns of Carbon Nanotubes†
Article first published online: 28 JUL 2006
Copyright © 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 2, Issue 8-9, pages 1021–1025, August 2006
How to Cite
Kordás, K., Mustonen, T., Tóth, G., Jantunen, H., Lajunen, M., Soldano, C., Talapatra, S., Kar, S., Vajtai, R. and Ajayan, Pulickel M. (2006), Inkjet Printing of Electrically Conductive Patterns of Carbon Nanotubes. Small, 2: 1021–1025. doi: 10.1002/smll.200600061
- Issue published online: 28 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 28 JUL 2006
- Manuscript Received: 3 FEB 2006
- carbon nanotubes;
- chemical vapor deposition;
- inkjet printing;
Jet stream: Multi-walled carbon nanotubes grown by catalytic chemical vapor deposition were carboxylated in a two-step oxidation process. An aqueous dispersion of the functionalized nanotubes was dispensed using an inkjet printer to obtain electrically conductive patterns on paper and plastic surfaces (see picture). Sheet resistivities for the deposited patterns of about 40 kΩ/□ could be achieved by multiple prints.