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Ink-jet printing of gold conductive tracks

Nur, HM; Song, JH; Evans, JRG; Edirisinghe, MJ; (2002) Ink-jet printing of gold conductive tracks. J MATER SCI-MATER EL , 13 (4) 213 - 219.

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Abstract

An organic gold precursor was dissolved to form a jet printing ink and deposited using a modified IBM piezoelectric drop-on-demand printer. The substrates were glass slides, glazed tiles and alumina plates. On firing in air, at temperatures below 500 degreesC, the gold pattern was developed on the substrate by decomposition of the organometallic compound to form tracks that were electrically conducting. The best quality conducting tracks were obtained on glazed tile or glass. The problems that can attend this process have been identified and include spreading and blistering of thick films on pyrolysis and delamination on cooling caused partly by differential thermal contraction. The thickness of the gold was 1.4 mum per layer of deposition. (C) 2002 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Type:Article
Title:Ink-jet printing of gold conductive tracks
Keywords:CERAMIC INKS, DEPOSITION, FORMULATION, MULTILAYER, TECHNOLOGY
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Mechanical Engineering
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Chemistry

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