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Inkjet printed conductive silver tracks applied to GaN-based microstructured light emitting diodes

Wu, Min and Gong, Zheng and Massoubre, David and Zhang, Yanfeng and Richardson, Elliot John William and Gu, Erdan and Dawson, Martin (2011) Inkjet printed conductive silver tracks applied to GaN-based microstructured light emitting diodes. Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing, 104 (4). pp. 1003-1009. ISSN 0947-8396

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Abstract

Silver nanoparticle ink has been inkjet printed onto inorganic GaN-based micro-structured light-emitting diodes to form narrow conductive tracks with a width down to ˜30 μm and a resistivity value approximating that of a conventional sputtered metal (Ti/Au) track. These silver tracks serve as `active' electrodes with comparable performance to the deposited metal tracks, demonstrating a new, simple and cost-effective route for the electrode fabrication of GaN-based LED devices.