TechConnect Innovation Program

Aqueous carbon nanotube (CNT) inks for paper-electronics and sensors with home/office inkjet printers

Sogang University Research Foundation, Seoul, Korea

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

We developed a highly conductive (the highest conductivity in the current market), water based CNT inks for home/office inkjet printers, allowing directly printing conductive patterns on virtually any papers home. This ink contains multi-walled carbon nanotubes in an aqueous dispersant, with long-lasting inkjet printing without clogging to commercial printer nozzles.

Primary Application Area: Electronics, Sensors & Communications

Technology Development Status: Ready to Market

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 6

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Our product shows the superior electrical conductivity with much less repeated printing times, over any existing products in current market. With our water-based conducting inks will inspire any individual to produce the ultra-low-cost paper electronics, like paper glucose sensors, paper battery, paper-radio in home.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Global Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 525

Website: http://www.sogang.ac.kr/english/

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: National Research Foundation of Korea

Primary Sources of Funding: University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners