Aculon, a company specializing in nanotechnology-based performance coatings, has declared that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for the company’s process that involves metallic nanoparticles’ use in electric conductive inks.
The US patent application no. 61/337,960 covers an electric conductive ink that contains metallic nanoparticles. The presence of an organophosphorus acid in the conductive ink improves the bonding between the substrate and the deposited metallic layer that is applied over the substrate. The patent also covers a process for coating the compositions over the substrates for the production of electronic devices.
Aculon founded in 2004, develops and commercializes novel molecular-scale interfacial and surface coatings using nanotechnology inventions created at Princeton University. Aculon technology can treat surfaces to resist solvents, oil, water and most of the liquids. The technology can improve the functional properties of nanoparticles such as adhesion, oleophobicity and hydrophobicity. The company’s adhesion improving treatments increase the adhesion on challenging surfaces. Molecular scale modification converts interfaces and surfaces to deliver favorable economics, simpler processes and unique performance.
Edward Hughes, who serves as Chief Executive Officer at Aculon, commented that one of the major areas of focus of the company’s technology is to enhance adhesion and its utilization in electroconductive inks.