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Open Access Water-Based Carbon-Coated Copper Nanoparticle Fluid—Formation of Conductive Layers at Low Temperature by Spin Coating and Inkjet Deposition

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A conductive inkjettable fluid was formulated based on carbon-coated copper nanoparticles. The copper particles were produced by vapor-phase reduction of copper chloride and coated in situ with carbon. The average particle size was 44‐88 nm depending on the chosen production parameters. The optimized fluid was a water/ethylene glycol monobutyl ether/n-propanol mixture with 25 wt% nanoparticles, stabilized by a polymeric dispersing agent. A conductivity of 6.4 S/m was obtained with a single deposited layer without sintering or high-temperature annealing. The materials are interesting for several applications such as antistatic coatings, resistors, and sensors.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 1, 2012

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