Breakthrough In Particle Free Conductive Ink (Printed Electronics USA 2012)


Dr John Belot, Chief Scientist
Liquid X Printed Metals Inc
United States
 
Dec 06, 2012.

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Presentation Summary

• Liquid X Printed Metals has developed metal-containing inks for Printed Electronics applications.
• Metalized films and traces exhibit characteristics comparable to the base metal.
• Liquid X Printed Metals has accomplished industry breakthroughs in achieving high conductivity (>10⁶ S/m), low conversion temperatures ( 60 - 180 °C), extremely thin films (< 100 nm), and deposit fine traces (< 5 µm).
• Numerous deposition methods ranging from inkjet to gravure can be employed to deposit metal films and traces on to a variety of substrates including flexible and organic.

Speaker Biography (John Belot)

Dr. John Belot holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. from Wake Forest University. He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship and served as a Research Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University.
For eight years, he worked at the University of Nebraska, moving from Assistant to Associate Professor. In 2007, Dr. Belot returned to Carnegie Mellon University to work as a visiting professor.
Dr. Belot is cofounder of Liquid X Printed Metals, Inc. and is currently serving as the Chief Scientist. He is responsible for ideas and for overseeing all laboratory activities.

Company Profile (Liquid X Printed Metals)

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Liquid X Printed Metals (Liquid X), a Carnegie Mellon spin-out headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is an advanced material manufacturer of functional metallic inks. Liquid X is pushing the boundaries of functional electronics fabrication by enabling additive manufacturing techniques. Our metallic inks can be printed and upon heating, convert to metal films (or line traces) that have electrical conductivities close to that of the bulk metal - even at nanometer scale thickness (50-100 nm). Liquid X's disruptive technology produces particle-free precursor inks that can provide the application of printed metal lines onto any surface creating tremendous opportunities for a wide range of customers and markets. All electronic devices require multiple layers of interconnects. Therefore, Liquid X technology applies to a wide range of applications within the printed electronics market.
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