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dc.contributor.author Joubert, T-H
dc.contributor.author Bezuidenhout, PH
dc.contributor.author Chen, H
dc.contributor.author Smith, S
dc.contributor.author Land, K
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-22T07:28:42Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-22T07:28:42Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08
dc.identifier.citation Joubert, T-H, Bezuidenhout, P.H, Chen, H, Smith, S and Land, K. 2015. Inkjet-printed silver tracks on different paper substrates. Materials Today, vol. 2(7), pp 3891-3900 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1369-7021
dc.identifier.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221478531500735X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/8514
dc.description Copyright: 2015 Elsevier. Due to copyright restrictions, the attached PDF file only contains the abstract of the full text item. For access to the full text item, please consult the publisher's website. The definitive version of the work is published in Materials Today, vol. 2(7), pp 3891-3900 en_US
dc.description.abstract Inkjet printing is a widely used patterning method in industrial and scientific applications, and has also drawn attention in the field of printed electronics in recent years [1]. In this work, conductive silver tracks were achieved by inkjet printing of a commercial silver nanopaste (Harima NPS-J) onto two types of commercial photo paper and chromatography paper. The printed line width was varied between 100 µm to 2 mm for both dimensional and electrical characterizations to be made. The number of layers and the sintering temperature were investigated to optimize the fabrication process. The scanning electron microscope (SEM) images in Figure 1 show the difference in the silver ink at room temperature and after sintering at 160°C for 2 hours on Epson photo paper. The silver track on the photo paper was found to have similar conductivity as bulk silver. Chromatography paper is very significant in paper based microfluidics research - when silver inkjet printing is combined with paper based microfluidics, advanced features such as digital readout and electrochemical sensing can be achieved [2]. However, the resulting conductivity on the chromatography paper was not as high as on the photo paper, and printing of multiple layers is necessary to obtain acceptable conductivity. The inkjet printing of silver (and possibly other cheaper conductive materials) on paper will be a key component in the development of successful low cost micro manufacturing techniques and point-of-care devices. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;16164
dc.subject Inkjet printing en_US
dc.subject Printed electronics en_US
dc.subject Chromatography paper en_US
dc.subject Scanning electron microscope en_US
dc.subject SEM en_US
dc.subject Silver tracks en_US
dc.title Inkjet-printed silver tracks on different paper substrates en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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