Toward conductive traces: Dip Pen Nanolithography® of silver nanoparticle-based inks

Hung Ta Wang*, Omkar A. Nafday, Jason R. Haaheim, Emma Tevaarwerk, Nabil A. Amro, Raymond G. Sanedrin, Chih Yang Chang, Fan Ren, Stephen J. Pearton

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Low cost, direct writing of conductive traces is highly desired for applications in nanoelectronics, photonics, circuit repair, flexible electronics, and nanoparticle-based gas detection. The unique ability of Dip Pen Nanolithography (DPN®) to direct write a variety of materials onto suitable surfaces with nanoscale resolution and area-specific patterning is leveraged in this work. We present a direct-write approach toward creating traces with commercially available silver nanoparticle (AgNP)-based inks using DPN. In this work we demonstrate submicron AgNP feature creation together with a discussion on the ink transport mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number143105
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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