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On the use of silver nanoparticles for direct micropatterning on polyimide substrates

TitleOn the use of silver nanoparticles for direct micropatterning on polyimide substrates
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsNg, J., D. E. Watson, M. Desmulliez, J. Sigwarth, R. Kay, A. McCarthy, D. Hand, K. Prior, W. Yu, and C. Liu
JournalNanotechnology, IEEE Transactions on
VolumePP
Pagination1
ISSN1536-125X
Abstract

This article proposes a direct micropatterning process based on the growth of photoreduced silver nanoparticles onto polyimide substrates. The silver nanoparticles are found to have sufficient catalytic efficiency for subsequent electroless plating. Characterization of the process indicates that UV energy dose and heat treatment have to be traded off against photo- and thermal degradation of the polymer substrate. Factors affecting the adhesion of the final electroless metal deposit are also discussed.

DOI10.1109/TNANO.2011.2160092