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Fabrication of conductive patterns and islands on flexible polymer film by ink-jet printing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033708D
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-23

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Abstract

This invention desribes a method to deposit directly conducting materials onto substrates through ink-jet printing. Conducting inks such as Baytron in water are used to form isolated conducting dots on glass and Mylar film. These dots have conducitivity in the range of 10e-3 to 10e-5 Scm-1. The dot size is ranging from 0.5mm to 1mm which can be easily controlled by changing the droplet volume. In addition, several droplets can be printed in close proximity to form conducting lines. This direct printing method is flexible and fast, also it is amenable to a continuous process.