Date Published:2015 / 01 / 31 /
Highly conductive copper patterns on low-cost flexible substrates are obtained by inkjet printing a metal complex based ink. Upon heating the ink, the soluble complex, which is composed of copper formate and 2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol, decomposes under nitrogen at 140 °C and is converted to pure metallic copper. The decomposition process of the complex is investigated and a suggested mechanism is presented. The ink is stable in air for prolonged periods, with no sedimentation or oxidation problems, which are usually encountered in copper nanoparticle based inks.
Accession Number: edselc.2-52.0-84921289833; (Chemical Communications, 31 January 2015, 51(9):1587-1590) Publication Type: Academic Journal; Rights: Copyright 2015 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.