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New Findings from Ningbo University Update Understanding of Materials Science

June 17, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Data detailed on Materials Science have been presented. According to news reporting originating from Zhejiang, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Water-dispersible Ag nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesised with polyacrylic acid as capping agents and prepared as an Ag NP-based ink. An approach to achieve coalescence and sintering of Ag NPs at room temperature was presented."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Ningbo University, "After inkjet printing Ag NP-based ink on paper substrates, the Ag NPs underwent spontaneous coalescence when they came into contact with a poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) (PDAC) solution even without a traditional sintering process. This phenomenon rapidly decreased the sheet resistance of the films."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The room-temperature sintering mechanism was then proposed based on the electrical and the morphological properties of Ag films with and without PDAC solutions."

For more information on this research see: Room-temperature sintering of conductive Ag films on paper. Materials Letters, 2014;123():124-127. Materials Letters can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier -; Materials Letters -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Q.J. Huang, Ningbo Univ, Fac Informat Sci & Engn, Ningbo 315211, Zhejiang, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include W.F. Shen, Q.S. Xu, R.Q. Tan and W.J. Song.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Zhejiang, Materials Science, People's Republic of China

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