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ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 4, 7007 (2012) - Silver.pdf
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An enhancement in the electrical performance of low temperature screen-printed silver nanoparticles (nAg) has been measured at frequencies up to 220 GHz. We show that for frequencies above 80 GHz the electrical losses in coplanar waveguide structures fabricated using nAg at 350 °C are lower than those found in conventional thick film Ag conductors consisting of micrometer-sized grains and fabricated at 850 °C. The improved electrical performance is attributed to the better packing of the silver nanoparticles resulting in lower surface roughness by a factor of 3. We discuss how the use of silver nanoparticles offers new routes to high frequency applications on temperature sensitive conformal substrates and in sub-THz metamaterials.

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Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute
Additional Information : This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher.To access the final edited and published work see .
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Date Deposited : 08 Feb 2013 12:47
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:56

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