Method and apparatus for low temperature sintering of sintering of printable conductive inks, preferably using a plasma. The inks can be deposited on a substrate using any number of deposition techniques, and can be applied to processing on materials including, but not limited to, electronic, biologic, and low-temperature substrates. The inks preferably comprise metallic nanoparticles coated with an organic non-conductive material. The plasma removes the organic material and facilitates the sintering of the metallic particles into a continuous deposit, without exposing the substrate to high temperatures.
Renn, M. J.
US 20070154634 A1