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Vida, Július; Stýskalík, Aleš; Shekargoftar, Masoud; Sirviö, Juho Antti; Homola, Tomáš (2020) Conductive silver films on paper prepared by atmospheric pressure argon plasma conversion of silver nitrate. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, October 21 - 23, 2020. NANOCON 2020, (pp. 225-230), https://doi.org/10.37904/nanocon.2020.3725

Conductive silver films on paper prepared by atmospheric pressure argon plasma conversion of silver nitrate

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Author: Vida, Július1; Stýskalík, Aleš2; Shekargoftar, Masoud1;
Organizations: 1Department of Physical Electronics, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, EU
2Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, EU
3Fibre and Particle Engineering Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland, EU
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe202103197890
Language: English
Published: Tanger, 2020
Publish Date: 2021-03-19
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Abstract

We present a novel approach for deposition of metallic silver films from silver nitrate (AgNO₃) ink. The conversion of AgNO₃ is induced by argon plasma of the diffuse coplanar surface barrier discharge (DCSBD) generated at atmospheric pressure. The macroscopically homogeneous and diffuse plasma of high power density allows fast reduction of AgNO₃ into conductive metallic silver within two minutes. The process is carried out at temperatures below 70 °C and without the need for a complex vacuum chamber and is therefore highly suitable for deposition onto temperature-sensitive materials. In our study we used paper prepared from nanocellulose fibres, which offers mechanical flexibility, translucency and recyclability while having lower surface roughness and enhanced mechanical properties and thermal stability compared to regular paper. As a figure of merit, the resistivity of prepared films was measured. The X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy was used to study the conversion of AgNO₃ into metallic silver. Scanning electron microscopy revealed the morphology of the surface of the films giving insight on the nucleation and the growth process. The silver films prepared according to our methodology are an attractive possibility for applications in sensing devices or as conductive lines and other features in flexible electronics.

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Series: NANOCOM
ISSN: 2694-930X
ISSN-E: 2694-930X
ISSN-L: 2694-930X
ISBN: 978-80-87294-98-7
Pages: 225 - 230
DOI: 10.37904/nanocon.2020.3725
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.37904/nanocon.2020.3725
Host publication: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, October 21 - 23, 2020. NANOCON 2020
Conference: International Conference on Nanomaterials
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 221 Nanotechnology
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Funding: This research has been supported by Czech Science Foundation project 19-14770Y and projects LM2018097 and LM2018110 funded by Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Czech Republic.
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