Communications Materials (2021-05-01)

Residual polymer stabiliser causes anisotropic electrical conductivity during inkjet printing of metal nanoparticles

  • Gustavo F. Trindade,
  • Feiran Wang,
  • Jisun Im,
  • Yinfeng He,
  • Adam Balogh,
  • David Scurr,
  • Ian Gilmore,
  • Mariavitalia Tiddia,
  • Ehab Saleh,
  • David Pervan,
  • Lyudmila Turyanska,
  • Christopher J. Tuck,
  • Ricky Wildman,
  • Richard Hague,
  • Clive J. Roberts

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 2, no. 1
pp. 1 – 10


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Inkjet printed metal nanoparticles are known to have lower electrical conductivity than those produced by traditional approaches. Here, anisotropic electrical conductivity is attributed to organic residuals from the metal nanoparticle ink, reducing conductivity.