Viscosity Measurement of Silver Based Nano-inks

  • Peter Lukacs Department of Technologies in Electronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Technical University of Kosice, Park Komenskeho 2, 040 01 Kosice, Slovakia
  • Alena Pietrikova Department of Technologies in Electronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Technical University of Kosice, Park Komenskeho 2, 040 01 Kosice, Slovakia
  • Tibor Rovensky Department of Technologies in Electronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Technical University of Kosice, Park Komenskeho 2, 040 01 Kosice, Slovakia

Abstract

The paper deals with the analysis and viscosity measurement of five commonly available silver based nano-inks at different temperatures. The kind of solvent, dimension of nano-particles and temperature play a key role for the viscosity of nano-inks. For the controlling of the deposition process of nano-inks by inkjet printing technology, knowledge of the rheological properties of applied nano-inks are necessary. For this reason, this paper offers the theoretical description of applied test method as well as practical results from the viscosity measurements, which were done by rheometer MCR 502 Anton Paar. Furthermore, the paper offers the comparative study of the viscosity measurements of different kind of silver based nano-inks. The twin gap method was applied due to achieving of high accuracy of measurements.

Keywords: inkjet printing, nano-inks, viscosity, twin gap
Published online
2018-12-03
How to Cite
Lukacs, P., Pietrikova, A. and Rovensky, T. (2018) “Viscosity Measurement of Silver Based Nano-inks”, Periodica Polytechnica Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 62(4), pp. 181-186. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPee.13312.
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