Breakthrough in particle free conductive ink

Dr John Belot, Chief Scientist
Liquid X Printed Metals Inc
United States
Apr 04, 2012.

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, Inc., the company formerly known as Metalonix, Inc., has demonstrated the ability to upset the current market offerings in conductive ink. The cutting edge technology transforms metal, such as silver or gold, into ink form which can be precisely deposited onto a wide variety of substrates. When heated to a low temperature, the ink converts to the base metal and exhibits comparable characteristics. Liquid X Printed Metals has taken the markets highly demanded attributes and wrapped them into one package, providing better functionality through a more cost effective approach.
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