Synthesis of Nano Copper Shell for Conductive Ink in Wearable Electronics
Akash Prabhu S1, Geetha Kathiresan2, Suganthy R3
1Akash Prabhu S, Nanotechnology Division, Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology, Thanjavur, India.
2Geetha Kathiresan, Nanotechnology Division, Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology, Thanjavur, India.
3Suganthy R, Nanotechnology Division, Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology, Thanjavur, India.
Manuscript received on 16 August 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 August 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 August 2019 | PP: 4473-4477 | Volume-8 Issue-10, August 2019 | Retrieval Number: J10540881019/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.J1054.0881019
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Abstract: Number of emerging synthesis techniques were revealed to synthesize the copper nanoparticles (CuNp) with reduced oxide states to improve the conductivity by various researchers. This research work highlights about the synthesis of surface oxide layer free copper nanoparticles (CuNp) using less expensive chemical reduction method by reducing the oxide states. Poly Vinyl Pyrolidone were used as a capping agent and Ascorbic acid as reducing agents for minimizing the oxide layer of CuNp. SEM, XRD, FTIR and Zeta Potential by particle size analyzer of synthesized powder were characterized. SEM images shows the particle size in the range of 100-300nm. XRD peaks expressed at 43.3482, 50.4653 and 74.1109 correspondence to the planes of (111), (200) and (220) confirms the presence of nanocopper in the sample. Particle size analyzer results exhibits the average particle size of CuNp as 141.2 nm. The peaks of FTIR spectrum at 3747 cm-1, 1887 cm-1, and 1690 cm-1 confirm the presence of polyhydroxyl groups, which indicates the high dispersion rate of CuNp in the taken solvent. Further, the work reviewed to find the suitable binding agent to fabricate nanoconductive ink. The outcome of the study takes us closer towards to fabricate nano conductive ink using CuNp for flexible electronics.
Keywords: Conductive Binder, Copper Nanoparticle (CuNp), Flexible Electronics, Nano Conductive Ink.
Scope of the Article: Nano electronics and Quantum Computing