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Inkjet printer

Inkjet deposition of materials offers significant flexibility with regard to patterning. This compact inkjet printer can be used for process development and testing, prototype production of printed electronics and biomaterials.

It is useful for testing different ink formulations and substrates, and has been used to print nanoparticle thin films with feature sizes down to 20 μm.

Fabrication step: Micro and nano fabrication
Function: Lithography
Location: University of Newcastle
Purpose: Patterned deposition of materials that can be formulated as solutions or dispersion.
Material systems: Polymers, organics, dielectrics, metals and semiconductors
Node: Materials
Scale/volume: 200 x 300 mm print area and cartridge volume 1.5 mL
Specifications/resolution: 16 nozzle printhead, 1-10 pL drop volume and 25μm repeatability