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Inkjet and extrusion printing of conducting poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) tracks on and embedded in biopolymer materials

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Abstract


  • Two printing methods, extrusion and inkjet, are used to deposit tracks of PEDOT/PSS conducting

    polymer onto biopolymer films with a view to prepare implantable tissue mimics containing electronic

    devices. Extruded tracks offer lower printing resolution, but better electrical characteristics compared

    to inkjet printed tracks. The biopolymer–ink interaction results in narrower printed tracks compared to

    those on glass. This affects the final conductivity, which is lower for printed tracks on biopolymer than

    for lines printed on glass, due to the part of the track lying below the surface. Extrusion printing is used

    to embed tracks into a biopolymer matrix, resulting in significant improvement in electrical

    characteristics. The electrical conductivity of embedded tracks (17 S cm1) is an order of magnitude

    higher than for track deposition on the surface of biopolymer film and 3 times higher than for tracks on

    glass.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Mire, C. A., Agrawal, A., Wallace, G. G., Calvert, P. & in het Panhuis, M. (2011). Inkjet and extrusion printing of conducting poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) tracks on and embedded in biopolymer materials. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21 (8), 2671-2678.

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  • 2-s2.0-79751517620

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2123&context=scipapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/1057

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Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 2671

End Page


  • 2678

Volume


  • 21

Issue


  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Two printing methods, extrusion and inkjet, are used to deposit tracks of PEDOT/PSS conducting

    polymer onto biopolymer films with a view to prepare implantable tissue mimics containing electronic

    devices. Extruded tracks offer lower printing resolution, but better electrical characteristics compared

    to inkjet printed tracks. The biopolymer–ink interaction results in narrower printed tracks compared to

    those on glass. This affects the final conductivity, which is lower for printed tracks on biopolymer than

    for lines printed on glass, due to the part of the track lying below the surface. Extrusion printing is used

    to embed tracks into a biopolymer matrix, resulting in significant improvement in electrical

    characteristics. The electrical conductivity of embedded tracks (17 S cm1) is an order of magnitude

    higher than for track deposition on the surface of biopolymer film and 3 times higher than for tracks on

    glass.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Mire, C. A., Agrawal, A., Wallace, G. G., Calvert, P. & in het Panhuis, M. (2011). Inkjet and extrusion printing of conducting poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) tracks on and embedded in biopolymer materials. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21 (8), 2671-2678.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79751517620

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2123&context=scipapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/1057

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 2671

End Page


  • 2678

Volume


  • 21

Issue


  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom