Comparative analysis of printed electronic circuits applying different printing technologies in the endurance test

AIMS Electronics and Electrical Engineering. 2018;2(1):12-26 DOI 10.3934/ElectrEng.2018.1.12

 

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Journal Title: AIMS Electronics and Electrical Engineering

ISSN: 2578-1588 (Online)

Publisher: AIMS Press

Society/Institution: American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering

Country of publisher: United States

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Lutz Sommer (Faculty of Engineering, Albstadt-Sigmaringen University, 72458, Albstadt, Germany)

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 8 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

The aim of the study is the question, whether printed electronics circuitry from low-cost printers can be improved in quality by certain ink combinations or after-treatments in order to achieve acceptable results in comparison with circuitry from higher-quality printers. For this purpose, the six samples circuitries from different printers (professional and semi-professional) and different ink combinations (PEDOT: PSS, Silver and Carbon) were subjected to an endurance test of 5 million switching cycles under varying climatic conditions. For this purpose test number of N = 5 experimental evaluations were carried out for each samples (in total of 30 experimental evaluations were done). The results show that, respectable results could be achieved with corresponding ink and post-treatment combinations. This opens up new possibilities for future developments in the field of printers, inks and post-treatments under the aspect of “low-cost”.