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Silver nanoparticle ink technology: state of the art

Authors Rajan K, Roppolo I, Chiappone A, Bocchini S, Perrone D, Chiolerio A

Received 27 September 2015

Accepted for publication 20 November 2015

Published 11 January 2016 Volume 2016:9 Pages 1—13

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/NSA.S68080

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Israel (Rudi) Rubinstein


Krishna Rajan, Ignazio Roppolo, Annalisa Chiappone, Sergio Bocchini, Denis Perrone, Alessandro Chiolerio

Center for Space Human Robotics, Italian Institute of Technology, Turin, Italy

Abstract: Printed electronics will bring to the consumer level great breakthroughs and unique products in the near future, shifting the usual paradigm of electronic devices and circuit boards from hard boxes and rigid sheets into flexible thin layers and bringing disposable electronics, smart tags, and so on. The most promising tool to achieve the target depends upon the availability of nanotechnology-based functional inks. A certain delay in the innovation-transfer process to the market is now being observed. Nevertheless, the most widely diffused product, settled technology, and the highest sales volumes are related to the silver nanoparticle-based ink market, representing the best example of commercial nanotechnology today. This is a compact review on synthesis routes, main properties, and practical applications.

Keywords: silver nanoparticles, surface plasmon resonance, nanocomposites, inks, printed electronics

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