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Copper nanocrystals-based conductive inks for printed electronics

(2020)
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Copper (Cu) is an inexpensive and conductive metal that upon inclusion into liquid solvents, forms a conductive ink. However, metallic Cu and solvents do not mix at room temperature. To integrate both components, Cu must be in a state that enables dissolution or dispersion in the liquid media. Here, we achieve that by manufacturing Cu nanoparticles (~10-9 m) capped with organic molecules that are soluble in selected solvents. We developed a cost-effective method to produce these Cu nanoparticles of different sizes, studied the surrounding molecules and demonstrated that we could adapt solvent compatibility of the Cu particles by changing the nature of the surface ligands. By depositing these inks onto a substrate, conductive films with electrical functionalities could be obtained, paving the way for printable circuitry.
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Copper, IoT, Printed Electronics, RFID, conductivity, cats, nanomaterials

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Oliva Puigdomènech, Arnau. Copper Nanocrystals-Based Conductive Inks for Printed Electronics. Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences, 2020.
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Oliva Puigdomènech, A. (2020). Copper nanocrystals-based conductive inks for printed electronics. Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences, Ghent, Belgium.
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Oliva Puigdomènech, Arnau. 2020. “Copper Nanocrystals-Based Conductive Inks for Printed Electronics.” Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences.
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Oliva Puigdomènech, Arnau. 2020. “Copper Nanocrystals-Based Conductive Inks for Printed Electronics.” Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences.
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Oliva Puigdomènech A. Copper nanocrystals-based conductive inks for printed electronics. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences; 2020.
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A. Oliva Puigdomènech, “Copper nanocrystals-based conductive inks for printed electronics,” Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences, Ghent, Belgium, 2020.
@phdthesis{8644799,
  abstract     = {Copper (Cu) is an inexpensive and conductive metal that upon inclusion into liquid solvents, forms a conductive ink. However, metallic Cu and solvents do not mix at room temperature. To integrate both components, Cu must be in a state that enables dissolution or dispersion in the liquid media. Here, we achieve that by manufacturing Cu nanoparticles (~10-9 m) capped with organic molecules that are soluble in selected solvents. We developed a cost-effective method to produce these Cu nanoparticles of different sizes, studied the surrounding molecules and demonstrated that we could adapt solvent compatibility of the Cu particles by changing the nature of the surface ligands. By depositing these inks onto a substrate, conductive films with electrical functionalities could be obtained, paving the way for printable circuitry.},
  author       = {Oliva Puigdomènech, Arnau},
  keywords     = {Copper,IoT,Printed Electronics,RFID,conductivity,cats,nanomaterials},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {XX, 140},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Copper nanocrystals-based conductive inks for printed electronics},
  year         = {2020},
}