Electrohydrodynamic Jet (E-Jet) Printing
This non-contact printing process is an electrostatic based ink-jet print system capable of printing submicron dots, lines and patterns with a wide range of functional "ink" materials including polymers, nanoparticle suspensions, and biomaterials. The resolution of this system is approaching 25 nm vs. 1-2 microns for competing piezo and thermal processes. Also, this system is capable of printing charged liquids as patterns/templates with polarities selectively controlled by electric field directions that can provide the basis for micro-assembly.
As a way to promote the development of this technology, the Center is developing for interested companies a complete easy-to-use test unit with control software and commercially available micro-pipettes that is capable of 0.5 μm resolution and has a printing area of 100X100 mm. Contact Andrew Alleyne, email@example.com, if you would like to learn more about these test units.
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