NanoWiring is a electroplating process similar to tampon printing. For this, an in electrolyte soaked sponge is being pressed onto the substrate. The metallic lawn grows through the pores of the sponge. Through a patterning process (masking), only predefined areas on the substrate are covered with nanowires. Finally, in a stripping-process all materials, not needed for the connection, are removed and the substrate is cleaned.
The electroplating process makes it practically possible to produce the nanowires from all precipitable.
|Wire material||Copper, gold, nickel, silver, platinum, tin|
|NanoWiring-Diameter||30 nm to 2 µm (typically 1 µm)|
|NanoWiring-length||500 nm to 50 µm (typically 10 µm / 25 µm / 50 µm)|
|Substrate Materials||Copper, aluminum, stainless steel, gold, ceramics (including LTTC), polymer (PI, PCB), glass|