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New Opportunities for Gold: Conductive Inks for the Electronics Industry 2013-2019 Product Image

New Opportunities for Gold: Conductive Inks for the Electronics Industry 2013-2019

  • Published: November 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 72 Pages
  • IDTechEx

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • ElectroScience Ltd
  • Harima
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Nanomade
  • NanoMas
  • Noritake
  • MORE

Gold is a precious metal that is used in the electronics industry due to its stability characteristics. In this report we look at the opportunity for gold-based inks in the printed electronics space, assessing it's potential penetration in applications varying from thin film transistors to emerging photovoltaics, photo-detectors and other types of sensors.

This report is looking to identify and assess the opportunities for a printable nano-gold ink, excluding its use in graphic arts applications.

Compelling benefits highlighted by potential users in our interviews are its high stability - unlike silver there is no crystal growth which is often damaging when interfacing with other materials- and no tarnishing, leading to high reliability and longevity. It has a high work function making it of particular interest as an electrode in many printed architectures. It is also of interest to those working with organic materials as these are prone to failure over time when interfaced with silver electrodes due to migration issues.

However, gold's high cost is an important disadvantage -starting with the costs for the bulk material. In fact, prices for silver inks are already READ MORE >

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
1.1. Situation Today
1.2. Market Opportunities

2. GOLD INK: METRICS AND COMPARISONS WITH SILVER AND COPPER

3. PRINTED ELECTRONICS: MARKETS OVERVIEW AND SIZE
3.1. Introduction
3.2. Definitions
3.3. Total market opportunity

4. POTENTIAL GOLD INK APPLICATIONS IN PRINTED ELECTRONICS
4.1. Transistors and Memory
4.2. Transistor and Memory academic research
4.3. OLED Displays/Lighting
4.4. Photovoltaics
4.5. Gold prospects in Photovoltaics
4.5.1. ENSOL
4.5.2. Use of gold in thin film PV
4.6. Conductors, edge connectors, sensors, stretchable electronics
4.7. Sensors Applications utilizing gold
4.7.1. ETH Zurich
4.7.2. Imperial College London
4.7.3. MC10, USA
4.7.4. Stretchable electronics and gold
4.8. Other - Piezoelectric energy harvesters
4.9. IBM Nano-printing of gold

5. MARKET FORECASTS FOR GOLD NANOPARTICLE INKS, 2013-2019
5.1. Market Assessments
5.2. Printed transistors and memory
5.3. Electrochemical Sensors including Organic Photodetectors
5.4. Other conductor applications
5.5. Further Comments
5.6. Conclusions

6. COMPANY PROFILES
6.1. ElectroScience Ltd
6.2. Harima
6.3. Johnson Matthey
6.4. Liquid X Printed Metals Inc.
6.5. Nanomade
6.6. NanoMas
6.7. Noritake
6.8. ULVAC

APPENDIX 1: IDTECHEX PUBLICATIONS AND CONSULTANCY

- ElectroScience Ltd
- Harima
- Johnson Matthey
- Liquid X Printed Metals Inc.
- Nanomade
- NanoMas
- Noritake
- ULVAC

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