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A Strategy toward Realizing Ultrashort Channels and Microstructures Array by Piezoelectric Inkjet Printing

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State Key Laboratory of Luminescent Materials and Devices, Institute of Polymer Optoelectronic Materials and Devices, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China
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Air Force Representative Office in Zunyi District, Zunyi City 563000, China
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Guizhou Meiling Power Supply Co., Ltd., Zunyi City 563000, China
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State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China
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South China Academy of Advanced Optoelectronics, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510006, China
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Guangdong Province Key Lab of Display Material and Technology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
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Nanomaterials 2019, 9(11), 1515; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9111515
Received: 7 October 2019 / Revised: 17 October 2019 / Accepted: 22 October 2019 / Published: 24 October 2019
Inkjet printing has been proved to be a powerful tool in the cost-effective ambient deposition of functional materials for the fabrication of electronic devices in the past decades. However, restricted by equipment and inks, the feature size of printed dots or lines with conventional inkjet printing is usually limited to several tens of micrometers, which could not fit the requirements for the fabrication of large-area, high-resolution microscale, even nanoscale, structures. Therefore, various technical means were developed for breaking the equipment limits. Here, we report a strategy for realizing ultrashort channels and homogeneous microstructures arrays by a conventional piezoelectric inkjet printing technique without any additional pre-mask process on the substrate. This strategy extends application of piezoelectric inkjet printing technique to biological and technological areas. View Full-Text
Keywords: inkjet printing; inkjet etching; “coffee-ring” effect; homogeneous; microstructures inkjet printing; inkjet etching; “coffee-ring” effect; homogeneous; microstructures
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Chen, J.; Gan, L.; Pan, Z.; Ning, H.; Fang, Z.; Liang, H.; Tao, R.; Cai, W.; Yao, R.; Peng, J. A Strategy toward Realizing Ultrashort Channels and Microstructures Array by Piezoelectric Inkjet Printing. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 1515.

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