MRS Proc. 2000 DOI: 10.1557/proc-624-23 View full text
J.B. Szczech, C.M. Megaridis, D.R. Gamota, J. Zhang

Abstract: ABSTRACTAn emerging selective metallization process utilizes Drop-On-Demand (DOD) inkjet printing, and recent developments in nano-particle fluid suspensions to fabricate fine-line circuit interconnects. The suspensions consist of silver or gold particulates of 1–10 nm in size that are homogeneously suspended in an organic carrier solvent. A piezo-electric droplet generator driven by a bipolar voltage signal is used to dispense 50–70 µm diameter droplets traveling at 1-3 m/s before impacting a compliant substr…

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