Conducting films based on single-component molecular metals
Royal Society of Chemistry
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We demonstrate that single component molecular metals can be used as conductive inks for printed electronics. The resistance is 0.3 kΩ sq−1, in a Ni complex, which is one order of magnitude better than that of commercial carbon based conductive inks.
The authors would like to acknowledge Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) for the funding under project PTDC/QEQ-SUP/1413/2012, and project Mais Centro-PORC under contract CENTRO-07-ST24-FEDER-002032. C2TN/IST authors gratefully acknowledge the FCT support through the UID/Multi/04349/2013 project. A. I. S. Neves is thankful to FCT for the PhD grant SFRH/BD/46613/2008. R. A. L. Silva is thankful for the PhD grant SFRH/BD/86131/2012. The authors also acknowledge the contribution of the researchers at C2TN/IST M.M. Andrade and S. Rabaça for the manuscript.
This is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from the Royal Society of Chemistry via the DOI in this record.
Vol. 51, pp. 13177 - 13119