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Recent Advances in Controlling the Depositing Morphologies of Inkjet Droplets
- Sun, Jiazhen, Bao, Bin, He, Min, Zhou, Haihua, Song, Yanlin
- ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2015 v.7 no.51 pp. 28086-28099
- droplets, nanomaterials, printing inks
- Inkjet printing has been widely used in functional material patterning for fabrication of optical/electrical devices. The depositing morphologies of inkjet droplets are critical to the resolution and performance of resulted functional patterns. This review summarizes various strategies to control the depositing morphologies of inkjet droplets, including suppressing and utilizing coffee-ring effect, employing liquid substrates, developing patterned substrates and controlling droplets coalescence. Moreover, the remaining challenges in controlling inkjet droplets are presented, and the broad research and application prospects of controlling nanomaterial patterning by inkjet printing are proposed.