Ambient Temperature Conductive Ink Process
Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a room temperature process to orient ink particles to enhance conductivity. This technology eliminates the need for the high-temperature curing process most conductive inks require to achieve maximum conductivity for switches, sensors, and semiconductors. High temperature curing is known to cause damage to other agents on the devices, such as proteins on enzymatic sensors, thus increasing manufacturing complexity and costs while making products of a lesser quality. The Ambient Temperature Conductive Ink Process allows the use of materials or agents that cannot withstand high temperatures and produces higher-quality products at a lower cost.