Elliptic Cu-Ag nanoflakes were syntheszied via facile in situ galvanic replacement between prepared Cu particles and Ag ions. Alloy nanoflakes with high purity and uniformity present a size of 700 × 500 nm, with a thinness of 30 nm. Nontoxic and low-cost polyvinyl pyrrolidone was used as a dispersant and structure-directing agent, promoting the formation of the remarkable structure. Synthesized nanoflakes were utilized as a filler for conductive paste in an epoxy resin matrix. Conductive patterns on flexible substrates with a resistivity of 3.75 × 10 -5 ηcm could be achieved after curing at 150 °C for 2 h. Compared with traditional silver microflakes, smart alloy nanoflakes provide much improved conductive interconnection, whose advantage could be attributed to their nanoscale thicknesses. It is also noteworthy that the conductive patterns are able to tolerate multiple bendings at different angles, having good conductivity even after 200 repeated bendings. Therefore, alloy nanoflakes could be a promising candidate conductive filler for flexible printing electronics, electronic packaging, and other conductive applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8382-8390
Number of pages9
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Research areas

  • Alloy nanoflakes, Conductive paste, Cuâ'Ag, Elliptic, Structure directing

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