Sintering of nanoparticle inks over large area-substrates is a key enabler for scalable fabrication of patterned and continuous films, with multiple emerging applications. The high speed and ambient condition operation of photonic sintering has elicited significant interest for this purpose. In this work, we experimentally characterize the temperature evolution and densification in photonic sintering of silver nanoparticle inks, as a function of nanoparticle size.
- Envision the disruptive impact nanotechnology will make in the manufacturing sector
- Identify the relative advantages of implementing photonic sintering in manufacturing against conventional methods currently in use
- Explain the unique interaction of light and nanoparticles that enables photonic sintering to be used in sensitive applications