Metal Inks

David Ginley (Inventor), Calvin Curtis (Inventor), Marinus Van Hest (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


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, includingself-reducing and fire-through metal inks, are also disclosed, as are various applications of the metal inks.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number8,641,931 B2
Filing date4/02/14
StatePublished - 2014

Bibliographical note

Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-5F00-62964


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