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Metal Inks

United States Patent Application

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Self-reducing metal inks and systems and methods for producing and using the same are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, a method may comprise selecting a metal-organic (MO) precursor, selecting a reducing agent, and dissolving the MO precursor and the reducing agent in an organic solvent to produce a metal ink that remains in a liquid phase at room temperature. Metal inks, including self-reducing and fire-through metal inks, are also disclosed, as are various applications of the metal inks.
Ginley, David S. (Evergreen, CO), Curtis, Calvin J. (Lakewood, CO), Miedaner, Alex (Boulder, CO), van Hest, Marinus Franciscus Antonius Maria (Lakewood, CO), Kaydanova, Tatiana (Lakewood, CO)
11/ 427,270
June 28, 2006
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN [0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-99GO10337 between the United States Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a Division of the Midwest Research Institute.