CNT inks for printed electronics
Printed electronics devices have been manufactured and used for several years in the printing of printed conductive traces, RFID tag antennas, conductive traces in flexible conductors, and several other applications.
Recently, much activity has involved printing functional devices such as batteries, displays, transistors, etc. The printing is done using various print methods including ink-jet, screen-printing, spray-coating, and other methods.
Some of the main drivers of these advanced printed electronics applications are
- Lower cost of production
- High-speed manufacturing
- Simplified additive manufacturing
- Flexible form factors
- Large-area printing and manufacturing
Brewer Science supplies carbon nanotube inks to support several of the printing methods commonly used in the printed electronics market segment. These CNT inks are in a stable dispersion, have extended shelf life, and are available in formulations that are ready to use directly with the printing tool.