Print Copper on Polymers and Paper with the Sinteron 2010
07 Mar 2012
Precision pulse energy and time duration control makes Printed Electronics metal ink sintering processes easier to develop.
The release of the new Sinteron 2010 from Xenon Corporation provides even greater flexibility for sintering conductive Cu and Ag metallic inks, curing thin-film substrates and for solar and surface modifications using pulsed flashlamp technology. Whereas the previous Sinteron 2000 system featured four preset values for the pulse widths, the Sinteron 2010 allows for digitally programmable pulse widths. The ability to dial up just about any desired width within a range makes the Sinteron 2010 extremely flexible and valuable to process development.
A number of attractive features are designed into this 19 inch rack-based stand-alone system. The pulse amplitude can be continuously adjusted like the Sinteron 2000. The pulse width for the Sinteron 2010 is adjustable in increments of 5µs in the range of 100µs to 2,000µs. By having total control of the pulse amplitude and pulse width, the optical energy delivered by the system can be precisely controlled. As the pulse profile is very linear at maximum amplitude a relationship of 1000J/ms can be assumed facilitating precise pulse energy delivery. The Sinteron 2010 allows for connection of either Spiral or Linear Lamp housings. These can provide optical footprints of 19mm x 305mm (0.75 inches x 12 inches) or 127mm (5 inches) diameter areas. As Xenon Corporation manufactures Lamps and Lamp Housings, other optical profiles are readily available.
The introduction of Sinteron 2010 is welcome news for those involved in photonic sintering of conductive inks for printed electronics in areas such as displays, smart cards, RFID, low cost medical sensors, novelty greeting cards and solar applications. The non-contact and low thermal characteristic of the photonic curing process lends itself to web-based printing techniques such as inkjet, flexography, gravure, and screen-print.
Lambda Photometrics Ltd is a leading UK Distributor for Laser and Light based products in areas including Optics, Electro-optic Testing, Spectroscopy, Machine Vision, Optical Metrology, Instrumentation, Microscopy and Pulsed Xenon Light Systems.
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