As shown below, CHASM V2V ink is made up of three materials:
The secret is the V2V, or "Viscous to Vapor," Ink Vehicle. This is a high viscosity fluid at room temperature that transforms into vapor under standard drying temperatures (100°C).
The ink is engineered to behave like a paste under static conditions, to shear-thin under shear strain, and to rapidly rebuild its viscosity to pre-shear values when shear strain is removed.
After screen-printing, the V2V Ink Vehicle and solvents are quickly evaporated using convection drying, leaving behind only the Nano-particles plus Polymer Binder. This process virtually eliminates the need for complicated and costly post-processing steps such as rinsing operations or high-temperature baking.
Our hybrid CNT transparent conductive films, made with V2V ink technology, offer a high-performance, low-cost alternative to indium tin oxide. To learn more about the technology and its applications, download your free white paper, The State of ITO Alternatives.